Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China.
The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
On these pages you will find important updates from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) about changes to services, new facilities and services available and other important information.
For more detailed information about COVID-19 and Qatar, click below for the Ministry of Public Health website.
We have made changes to the operating hours of a number of services for the Holy Month of Ramadan. All emergency and inpatient services across HMC’s network of hospitals will continue to operate as normal, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The changes to operating hours affect a number of services delivered remotely via the national COVID-19 helpline number: 16000
Changes to services run via the national COVID-19 helpline number: 16000
Urgent Consultation Telemedicine Service
Mental Health Helpline
Home Delivery of Medications
Elderly Telephone Reassurance Service
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