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Hamad Medical Corporation announces Ramadan service timings

  • Apr 11, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced 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

COVID-19 helpline 
Ramadan service hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
How to access the service 
•Call 16000 
•Select language 
•Select 1 for COVID-19 helpline 
HMC’s OPD virtual clinics will run alongside HMC Urgent consultation clinics: Patients will be called for their virtual appointments between 9am and 2pm Sunday to Thursday.


HMC Urgent Consultation  Service
Ramadan service hours: 7 days a week,  8am – 3pm
How to access the service
•Call 16000 
•Select language 
•Select 3 for HMC
•Select 1 for HMC Urgent Consultation 


Mental Health Helpline 
Ramadan service hours: 9am to 2pm and 9pm to 2am, Saturday to Thursday, 9am to 2pm on Fridays 
How to access the service 
•Call 16000 
•Select language 
•Select 3 for HMC
•Select 1 for HMC Urgent Consultation
 

HMC Pharmacy Medication Home Delivery Service 
8am to 3pm, Saturday to Thursday (closed on Fridays)  
How to access the service 
•Call 16000 
•Select language 
•Select 3 for HMC
•Select 2 for Medication Delivery (please be reminded there is a QR30 fee for delivery payable by credit card)


HMC’s Drug information Service 
•8am to 3pm, Saturday to Thursday (closed on Fridays)  
•Call 40260759

HMC Diabetes Hotline
•Will operate seven days a week from 8am  to 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm  to 11pm
•Call 16099/ 4
The diabetes hotline is run by trained diabetes educators with backup physician.

Changes to Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals 
Emergency Services 
All Emergency Departments, Pediatric Emergency Departments and inpatient services across HMC’s network of hospitals will continue to operate as normal, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Blood Donation 
Blood Donor Center next to Hamad General Hospital: Saturday  to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and 6pm to 12 midnight   
New Blood Donor Center opposite Outpatient Department next to Surgical Specialty Center: 6pm to 12 midnight, Saturday to  Thursday  (closed in the morning)
Both centers are closed Fridays.

HMC’s Nesma’ak Customer Service
Nesma’ak Customer Service helpline, 16060 will operate Sunday to Thursday 7am to 10pm;  
Friday  and Saturday 10am to 4pm