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We’re committed to providing high-quality healthcare to all in Qatar: Dr Al Kuwari

We’re committed to providing high-quality healthcare to all in Qatar: Dr Al Kuwari

QNA
Doha
The celebration of Qatar Patient Safety Week for the sixth time affirms the commitment to provide safe and high-quality care to all people in Qatar, Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari has reiterated.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year has been a unique challenge to every healthcare system in the world. It was a practical test for the system’s resilience and ability to cope with the challenges. Therefore, it makes sense that this year’s theme for Qatar Patient Safety Week and the World Patient Safety Day is to emphasise the safety of health worker as a priority for patient safety,” Dr Al Kuwari said as the MoPH concluded the celebration of the 6th Qatar Patient Safety Week on Saturday.
“As we participate with the whole world in this celebration, we are also adopting this year’s theme -- Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. Acknowledgment that health worker safety is the essence of the response to COVID-19 pandemic changes how we perceive health worker safety and how it is intertwined with patient safety and the safety of the healthcare system as a whole,” she added.
Dr Al Kuwari lauded the efforts of healthcare workers in combating COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great efforts and commitment of every health worker in Qatar who took part in the response to COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to express our gratitude to all healthcare workers across the globe who struggled and went out of their way to bring this pandemic under control. Also, we shouldn’t forget those who lost their lives battling the disease trying to protect and cure others,” the minister added.