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PHCC to Launch ‘Back to School’ Campaign On August 27

17 Aug 2023

Coinciding with the start of the new academic year 2023-2024, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has announced the launch of its back-to-school campaign, under the theme “The Smart School Clinic: The Best Way to Take Care of Your Children’s Health”, between August 27 and September 7, 2023.

The campaign activities will be held at six healthcare centers: Al Wakra, Omar bin Al Khattab, Muaither, Al Wajbah, Qatar University, and Umm Slal, in addition to all public schools and kindergartens.

Under the supervision of PHCC School Health Department, the Back-to-School campaign, which aims to reach the largest possible segment of the community, targets all students of all ages: kindergarten, primary, preparatory, and secondary schools, their parents, as well as all public-school staff.

It also aims to highlight the achievements of the PHCC in transforming the conventional school clinics into smart clinics, in line with the recent developments in those clinics and health services they provide. Such smart clinics aims to provide remarkable and integrated nursing and health care centered on the health of students, where the school nurses work as a health care coordinators and links between the school clinic and health institutions in the country, such as PHCC healthcare centers, Sidra Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, and the Ministry of Public Health, to provide the best level of healthcare.

The campaign will feature many different activities that aim to highlight the themes of the smart school clinic in all public schools for the targeted groups, including educational lectures, awareness and educational materials that will be published through electronic links that allow the user to easily access them. Parents will be engaged by receiving invitation messages to take part in activities.

As part of the PHCC’s keenness on the continuity of services provided, all school clinics have been linked electronically to the health file management network, which provides quick access to patient records when needed, and ensures that health information is accurate, complete, and up to date, allowing school nurses to follow up and document the health services provided to students.,

The school clinics are well-equipped with all necessary, state-of-the-art, and effective medical equipment, enabling school nursing to provide curative services to students on time.

PHCC and the School Health Department pay close attention to the safety of students, through the application of the corporation’s patient-safety related clinical protocols and policies. It ensures that its school health staff go through training and development programs, as well as following up on, and continuously evaluating, professional performance, while ensuring that the highest quality standards are applied.