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PHCC Administers Health Screenings for 1000 Visitors to Its Awareness Booth as Part of the World Family Doctor Day Activities

22 May 2024

A productive collaboration between PHCC, Qatar Rail and Place Vendome.


All 31 health centers affiliated to the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) implement the family physician model, in which physicians closely monitor the health conditions of their designated families, offering a more personalized care compared to seeing multiple physicians. PHCC emphasized that the family physician, through long-term interaction with families, develop deep understanding of all medical conditions within family members, ultimately leading to better healthcare for the entire community.


PHCC highlighted the significant success of the family physician model across all its health centers. Everyone registered in PHCC health centers now has a designated family physician who monitors their health conditions, becoming over time part of the family and gaining comprehensive understanding of their health issues. As a result of this approach, the need of seeking consultation from various physicians is reduced, thus averting redundant efforts in assessing the patient’s health condition multiple times. 


PHCC, in collaboration with different entities, organized multiple events to celebrate the World Family Doctor Day, which falls on May 19 every year. These events attracted a diverse group of over 1000 participants of all age groups. One notable event was the collaboration with Qatar Rail, where an awareness booth was set up at Al Sadd Metro Station for 4 days, staffed with nurses, a dietician and a family physician. During the event, the booth received nearly 514 visitors who took advantage of the vital sign measurements including blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index.


Additionally, PHCC partnered with Place Vendome Mall to establish an awareness booth that operated for two days, on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, from morning till evening, to ensure extensive engagement with visitors. Vital screenings were administered for a total of 490 visitors, which included blood sugar, blood pressure, and body mass index assessments.


Furthermore, PHCC organized several events at its healthcare centers, particularly at Al Thumama Health Center, conducted seminars, workshops, and shared educational materials on its diverse social media platforms.