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At-home vaccination drive launched for older adults, bed-bound patients in Qatar

  • Jan 17, 2022
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Experienced teams visit elderly or bed-bound patients to answer patient and family questions and offer medically supervised COVID-19 vaccinations 
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As part of the national efforts to protect vulnerable population groups from COVID-19, Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Home Healthcare Service (HHCS), is running a vaccination drive to older adults and other vulnerable home-bound patients. 
The vaccination program, which provides a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as educational support, is a continuation the successful program that commenced in February 2021.  The program was initiated by Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad, National Lead for Healthy Ageing in Qatar and Medical Director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, to facilitate the vaccination of people less able to make the journey to a vaccination center.
Dr. Al Hamad, who is a leading advocate of promoting healthcare and health literacy among the elderly said: “We know that elderly people are at high-risk of severe COVID-19 infection and this is why it is essential that we provide services to support the vaccination of home-bound patients for who it is difficult to visit a health center or hospital for their vaccination appointment. Our teams also provide support to educate vulnerable patients, their families and caregivers on how to protect themselves from the virus. One of the best ways for us to communicate with our patients is through the healthcare teams that work closely with each patient and their family as they have the best interest of their patients at heart.”
Immunity from infection diminishes in people six months after the second dose, placing them at increased risk of getting very ill if infected. Therefore, the Ministry of Public Health is urging anyone who had their second dose of the vaccine more than six months ago to get their booster dose promptly. 
Dr. Essa Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Medical Director of Home Healthcare Services and Deputy National Lead for Healthy Ageing explained the need to address people’s vaccine related concerns. “Our home healthcare teams have played a vital role in Qatar’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Program which has seen more than nine out of ten older people receive two doses of the vaccine and an increasing number of booster doses being administered every day to this vulnerable population group. We encourage our home healthcare teams to talk with patients and their families and explain the vaccination process and the clear evidence that underpins the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. This has been helpful in addressing people’s questions and we have seen a promising uptake on vaccination rates.”
HMC’s Home Healthcare Services are ramping up their vaccination drive in patient homes. This approach has worked extremely well when the homecare vaccination program was first introduced about a year ago, as community confidence grows.
Ms. Nadya Al-Anzi, Executive Director of Nursing for the Private Nursing Service and Home Healthcare Service at HMC said that the multidisciplinary approach between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals has benefited this vaccination program. “The teams that visit a patient at home are tailored to the needs of that patient. If it is a routine vaccination, then our expert nurses will take the patient’s vital signs before administering the vaccine and will then monitor the patient for a while afterwards to ensure no significant adverse reactions arise. Where more medical supervision is considered necessary, a doctor will participate in the vaccination process to ensure optimal safety precautions are taken.”

Paper into dollars? Two men held in Qatar for trying to con people in ‘wash wash’ scam

  • May 19, 2022
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Paper into dollars? Two men held in Qatar for trying to con people in ‘wash wash’ scam
Tribune News Network Doha The police in Qatar have arrested two men who tried to con money out of their victims in what is globally known as “black money” or “wash wash” scam. According to ..

Huawei showcases next-gen smart and healthy living products at flagship launch event

  • May 19, 2022
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Huawei showcases next-gen smart and healthy living products at flagship launch event
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Passenger caught with crystal meth, fake notes at airport in Qatar

  • May 19, 2022
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Passenger caught with crystal meth, fake notes at airport in Qatar
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Chinese cities offering incentives to families with 2 or 3 kids for house purchasing

  • May 19, 2022
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Chinese cities offering incentives to families with 2 or 3 kids for house purchasing
Plans are underway in China to encourage families with two or three children to buy more homes. Global Times reports that since May at least 13 cities across China have implemented priority housing policies that allows ..

Ministry of Labour closes four recruitment offices in Qatar

  • May 19, 2022
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Ministry of Labour closes four recruitment offices in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Labour has closed four recruitment offices in Qatar for not complying with employers' contract terms and for violating ministry's decisions with regard to recruitment of ..

Supreme Committee leases more than 1,400 furnished houses from Barwa Real Estate

  • May 19, 2022
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Supreme Committee leases more than 1,400 furnished houses from Barwa Real Estate
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MOPH to stop daily publishing of Qatar's COVID-19 data

  • May 18, 2022
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MOPH to stop daily publishing of Qatar
QNA Doha From Sunday (May 22), MOPH will cease the daily publishing of COVID-19 data on social media and switch to a weekly summary.  The MOPH website will continue to be updated daily with all the key COVID-19 data ..

As Qatar eases mask rule, MOPH lists places where they are mandatory

  • May 18, 2022
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As Qatar eases mask rule, MOPH lists places where they are mandatory
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MoPH reserves four health centres exclusively for Qataris

  • May 18, 2022
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MoPH reserves four health centres exclusively for Qataris
Tribune News Network Doha Four health centres currently serving all residents in Qatar will be exclusively dedicated to serving Qatari citizens from June 15, the Ministry of Public Health announced on Wednesday. The ..

Qatar’s compulsory health insurance apply to non-Qatari workers in public and private sectors: GCO

  • May 18, 2022
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Qatar’s compulsory health insurance apply to non-Qatari workers in public and private sectors: GCO
Tribune News Network Doha Non-Qatari workers in the public and private sectors, including manual workers, craftsmen, and domestic workers, as well as visitors are included in Qatar’s compulsory health ..

Law regulating health services will improve healthcare in public and private sectors: MOPH

  • May 18, 2022
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Law regulating health services will improve healthcare in public and private sectors: MOPH
QNA Doha The Minister of Public Health announced today that the draft executive regulations for law no. 22 for 2021 regulating health services in the State of Qatar, which came into effect this month, aims to enhance health ..

Amir, Spanish Prime Minister witness signing of agreements, MoUs

  • May 18, 2022
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Amir, Spanish Prime Minister witness signing of agreements, MoUs
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HE Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain Dr. Pedro Sanchez witnessed Wednesday the signing of an agreement and a number of memoranda of understanding (MoU) between ..

Amir, Prime Minister of Spain hold talks session

  • May 18, 2022
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Amir, Prime Minister of Spain hold talks session
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HE Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain Dr. Pedro Sanchez held Wednesday an official talks session at the headquarters of the Government at the Palace of ..

Qatar further relaxes COVID restrictions, mask not mandatory in most places

  • May 18, 2022
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Qatar further relaxes COVID restrictions, mask not mandatory in most places
QNA Doha The Cabinet has further relaxed COVID-19 restrictions with masks not mandatory in most places. The decisions will come into force as of Saturday, May 21, 2022, until further notice. The Cabinet chaired by Prime ..

Qatar records 126 new COVID-19 cases

  • May 18, 2022
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Qatar records 126 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Tuesday recorded 126 new COVID-19 cases – 117 from within the community and nine among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 140 recoveries. With this, the ..

Deputy Amir receives credentials of six new ambassadors

  • May 18, 2022
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Deputy Amir receives credentials of six new ambassadors
QNA Doha HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani received in his office at the Amiri Diwan Wednesday morning the credentials of six new ambassadors to the State of Qatar. His Highness received the ..

Amir, Sheikha Jawaher attend state dinner banquet hosted by King and Queen of Spain

  • May 18, 2022
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Amir, Sheikha Jawaher attend state dinner banquet hosted by King and Queen of Spain
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HH Consort of HH the Amir Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al-Thani attended the state dinner banquet hosted by HM King Felipe VI of Spain and HM Queen Letizia, in ..

NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

  • May 18, 2022
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NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted ..

New York changes Covid alert from 'medium' to 'high' as cases rise

  • May 18, 2022
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New York changes Covid alert from
New York has changed its Covid-19 alert status from 'medium' to 'high' as cases have continued to rise in recent weeks. The rating means there is substantial pressure on the health care system in the city and there is high ..

Qatar welcomes parliamentary elections in Lebanon

  • May 17, 2022
  • Author: QT02
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Qatar welcomes parliamentary elections in Lebanon
QNA Doha Qatar has welcomed the holding of the parliamentary elections in the sisterly Lebanese Republic, considering them an important step on the path to democracy and stability, and a true expression of the brotherly ..

Dust storm: Qatar ministry puts hundreds of patrol units on standby

  • May 17, 2022
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Dust storm: Qatar ministry puts hundreds of patrol units on standby
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Municipality, represented by the Department of Hygiene, has taken intensive preparations to deal with the effects of winds and heavy dust that have hit the country's areas since ..

Amir meets with King of Spain

  • May 17, 2022
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Amir meets with King of Spain
QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and King Felipe VI of Spain held on Tuesday a meeting at the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. At the outset of the meeting, HM the King welcomed HH ..

Amir visits Madrid City Hall, receives golden key of Madrid

  • May 17, 2022
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Amir visits Madrid City Hall, receives golden key of Madrid
QNA Madrid His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday visited the Madrid City Hall in the Kingdom of Spain. Mayor of Madrid Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida and a number of Spanish ..

Amir accorded official reception in Spanish capital Madrid

  • May 17, 2022
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Amir accorded official reception in Spanish capital Madrid
QNA Madrid His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was accorded on Tuesday morning an official reception ceremony upon His Highness' arrival at the Royal Palace of Madrid, on the occasion of ..

Qatar records 134 new COVID-19 cases

  • May 17, 2022
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Qatar records 134 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Tuesday recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases – 114 from within the community and 20 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 166 recoveries. With this, the ..

Heroin, shabo hidden in shipment of bathtubs seized in Qatar

  • May 17, 2022
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Heroin, shabo hidden in shipment of bathtubs seized in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha A little over a kilogram of heroin and 1.5 kg of a drug known as shabo have been seized from a shipment of bathtubs to Qatar, the General Authority of Customs said on Tuesday. The seizures were made ..

Amir's visit opens new horizons for cooperation in all fields: Qatari envoy

  • May 17, 2022
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QNA Doha Ambassador of Qatar to Spain HE Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al Hamar stressed that the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Spain will boost bilateral ties between the two countries in different ..

Amir's visit an opportunity to make a difference in Qatar-Spain ties: Spanish envoy

  • May 17, 2022
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Amir
QNA Doha Ambassador of Spain to Qatar HE Belen Alfaro Hernandez affirmed that the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Spain epitomizes the great state of bilateral relations. The visit will push the ..

Amir arrives in Madrid

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir arrives in Madrid
QNA Madrid His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in the capital Madrid on Monday evening, on a state visit to the friendly Kingdom of Spain. HH the Amir was welcomed upon arrival at ..

Leisure travel is back on agenda for Qatar Airways passengers

  • May 16, 2022
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Leisure travel is back on agenda for Qatar Airways passengers
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Amir and Slovenian president hold talks in Ljubljana

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir and Slovenian president hold talks in Ljubljana
QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of Slovenia Borut Pahor held official talks at the presidential palace in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Monday ..

Qatar-funded Islamic Center in Slovenia to correct Islam's image in the West

  • May 16, 2022
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Qatar-funded Islamic Center in Slovenia to correct Islam
QNA Doha As one of the most beautifully-designed Islamic centers in Europe, the Slovenian Islamic Center in Ljubljana stands testament to spreading Islamic values and promoting moderate principles. HH the Amir ..

Amir, Slovenian president inaugurate Islamic Center in Ljubljana

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir, Slovenian president inaugurate Islamic Center in Ljubljana
QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of Slovenia Borut Pahor inaugurated the Islamic Center in Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Monday afternoon. Upon His ..

Qatar records 164 new COVID-19 cases

  • May 16, 2022
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Qatar records 164 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Monday recorded 164 new COVID-19 cases – 140 from within the community and 24 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 139 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Slovenian Deputy PM: Amir's visit a new start for relations between the two countries

  • May 16, 2022
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Slovenian Deputy PM: Amir
QNA Doha Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek stressed that the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to Slovenia represents a new start ..

Amir meets with Slovenian prime minister

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir meets with Slovenian prime minister
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met Monday with HE Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Janez Jansa at the presidential palace. The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation and the ..

Amir, Slovenian president discuss developments in Europe, ME

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir, Slovenian president discuss developments in Europe, ME
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani affirmed that talks with HE President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor were constructive and would contribute to the development of bilateral relations at ..

Deputy Amir chairs third meeting of QU board of trustees

  • May 16, 2022
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Deputy Amir chairs third meeting of QU board of trustees
QNA Doha Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University (QU), chaired the third meeting of the QU Board of Trustees for the academic year (2021-2022), which was ..

Match Day joy for WCM-Q’s new doctors

  • May 16, 2022
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Match Day joy for WCM-Q’s new doctors
Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who ..

Amir accorded official reception in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir accorded official reception in Slovenia
QNA Doha  HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was accorded an official reception ceremony upon HH's arrival at the Congress Square in the capital, Ljubljana, in the Republic of Slovenia on Monday ..

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

  • May 16, 2022
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Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death
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Amir's visit to Slovenia opens new horizons of cooperation: Qatar's ambassador

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir
QNA Doha Ambassador of the State of Qatar (non-resident) to the Republic of Slovenia Sultan bin Salmeen Al Mansouri affirmed that HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's visit to Slovenia is an initiative and an ..

Amir's visit to Slovenia paves way for strengthening cooperation: Slovenian envoy

  • May 16, 2022
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Amir
QNA Doha Ambassador of Slovenia (non-resident) to Qatar HE Mateja Prevolsek stressed that the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's visit to Slovenia is an important opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations ..

Sheikha Moza attends first QF alumni reunion

  • May 15, 2022
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Sheikha Moza attends first QF alumni reunion
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QNB and Paris Saint German players visit children with cancer at Sidra Medicine

  • May 15, 2022
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QNB and Paris Saint German players visit children with cancer at Sidra Medicine
QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, and the football stars of Paris Saint German paid a visit to the Kids Cancer Patients at Sidra Medicine, as an effort to support cancer ..

Ministry of Labour launches new website

  • May 15, 2022
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Ministry of Labour launches new website
QNA Doha Minister of Labour Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri inaugurated on Sunday the official website of the ministry. He said the launch of the new website comes within the ministry's vision to enhance the digital ..

Driving slow in high-speed lane is a punishable offence in Qatar

  • May 15, 2022
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Driving slow in high-speed lane is a punishable offence in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha Driving slow in a high-speed lane amounts to obstruction of traffic and is a punishable offence, the Assistant Director of the Traffic Awareness Department has said. Lt. Col. Jaber Muhammad ..

Qatar records 145 new COVID-19 cases

  • May 15, 2022
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Qatar records 145 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Sunday recorded 145 new COVID-19 cases – 121 from within the community and 24 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 142 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Amir offers condolences to UAE President

  • May 15, 2022
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Amir offers condolences to UAE President
QNA Abu Dhabi His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered his condolences on Sunday to his brother, HH President of the sisterly United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on ..

Prime Minister inaugurates Al Maha Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

  • May 15, 2022
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Prime Minister inaugurates Al Maha Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
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