Doha, 10 August, 2020: During a visit to the National Command Center (NCC), the Minister of Public Health and Chair of the National COVID-19 Committee, Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, highlighted the important contribution of the NCC in Qatar’s successful fight against COVID-19.
“Since the onset of the pandemic the National Command Center has played a vital role in Qatar’s measures to protect the population from COVID-19. The Center supports the Supreme Committee for Crisis, the National COVID-19 Committee and the different ministries in achieving their goals. It receives information from across the country and acts as our reference center and our information hub,” said HE Dr. Al Kuwari.
“I would like to thank His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, for his leadership and for making this state-of-the-art center, equipped with the most advanced technologies and a resourceful and talented task force available to us. I am deeply indebted to all the ministries and entities that have contributed to our national COVID-19 response,” added HE Dr. Al Kuwari.
“Looking forward, it is very important for everyone to work together and stay vigilant. Now more than ever it is important to wear your masks, and keep your physical distance as the risk of spread of COVID-19 remains high,” explained HE Dr. Al Kuwari.
During the visit to the NCC, the Minister of Public Health met with each of the key teams involved in the Center’s response and discussed the challenges they had experienced throughout the virus and their strategies to overcome them.
“Our teams at the National Command Center have been working 24-hours-a-day in collaboration with all government agencies to maintain security and safety during the pandemic under the supervision of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management,” said Major General Khalifa Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Head of the NCC.
“Qatar has shown great strength and resilience throughout the pandemic and this has been achieved through a comprehensive, cross-sectoral approach to the country’s COVID-19 strategy. The Ministry of Interior is proud of the role the National Command Center has played in supporting Qatar’s healthcare sector during this national crisis,” added Major General Al Nuaimi.