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Qatar Providing Medical Care To 10,000 People From Blockading Countries Despite Crisis

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Though, Saudi Arabia and its allies have imposed a blockade on Qatar, their people have been offered world-class healthcare services in Qatar.

It is reported than more than 10,000 people from the blockading countries ” have been receiving treatment at various hospitals in Qatar ever since the Gulf crisis broke out on June 5.”

HMC (Hamad Medical Corporation) has attended 4000 patients, while the PHCC (Primary Health Care Corporation) received around 6000 patients since the beginning of the crisis.

The treatment has been provided as per the policies that prevailed before the crisis. Most prominent patients among them include a Bahraini expat receiving treatment for kidney failure at Hamad Bin Jassim Centre and a Saudi woman receiving treatment at National Center for Cancer Care and Research, according to Al Watan.

Even QCS (Qatar Cancer Soceity) has informed that it would continue to offer charitable and humanitarian service by supporting the needy and sick by covering the treatment cost for all the expats be it at the HMC or at the National Center for Cancer Care.

QCS said that the blockade was unfair and it prevented some Qatari citizens from receiving treatment in those countries.

QCS Chairman HE Sheikh Khalid bin Jabor al Thani said the Gulf crisis will never stop the organisation from bearing the cost of cancer treatment for residents who are unable to afford it.

He revealed that QCS has covered the expenses of treating 400 cancer patients, which included people from blockading countries. He added that there is not a single patient on the waiting list.

He said cancer patients from the blockading countries are still benefiting from the financial support provided by QCS in Doha.

Recently, the Human Rights Watch reported the case of Amany, a Qatari woman, whose 15-year-old daughter underwent a brain surgery in February. The girl was supposed to undergo another surgery in Riyadh on June 17 but it didn’t happen due to travel restrictions imposed on Qataris.

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