Ministry of Health and Health launches information website for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fans
Doha: The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on Tuesday launched a new website offering local and visiting fans a wide range of information related to health services and health advice for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Chairman of the Strategic Health Command Group for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Dr Ahmed Al Mohammed explained that throughout the tournament , health care teams from the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, Aspetar, Sidra Medicine, Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior and Qatar Energy Health Services will come together to provide a wide range of medical and support services to teams, officials and specialist temporary worker groups such as news agencies, as well as local and visiting fans.
“The Ministry of Public Health is working with health partners in Qatar to ensure easy access to medical services for football fans. Qatar’s health sector has grown significantly in recent years and visiting fans will be able to access world-class medical services when needed,” said Dr. Al Mohammed.
“In the unfortunate event of a medical emergency such as serious injury or illness, fans can call 999 to seek prompt emergency assistance from Hamad Medical Corporation’s ambulance service. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the ambulance service provides emergency assistance in the event of a life-threatening medical incident and transfer to an appropriate hospital emergency department.
“A key part of our healthcare strategy is to enable easy access to healthcare and reduce the need for supporters to travel to hospitals for non-emergency treatment. To support this goal, we have put in place medical clinics at football stadiums, fan zones and major accommodation sites run by public health teams to ensure medical support is available in the places most visited by fans. The health sector Qatar’s advanced private sector will also play an important role in providing medical services to visiting supporters during the World Cup period, with several private healthcare providers operating 24-hour emergency and emergency care services. 24.
Additionally, four HMC hospitals have been assigned to walk-in patients requiring urgent but non-emergency medical care,” Dr. Al Mohammed added.
In his remarks to QNA, the chairman of the Supreme Healthcare Communications Committee, Ali Abdulla Al Khater, explained that with more than one million fans expected in Qatar for the tournament, the ministry is working hard to ensure everyone is aware of available health services and how to access them.
“The launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fan information website provides an online resource for football fans to learn about Qatar’s healthcare system and the multiple options available to them. offer to them in terms of medical assistance. The healthcare sector is proud to play its part in supporting Qatar. The FIFA World Cup host and our dedicated medical teams have worked hard to ensure that our plans and preparations are complete ahead of the tournament,” Al Khater said.
“Between now and the start of the tournament, we will be sending regular messages to local and international football fans via multiple media platforms. Along with details of the medical services available throughout the FIFA World Cup, we are committed to supporting a safe and healthy tournament through the release of public health information, including food safety, sun and heat awareness, road safety and infection control measures. these important health areas can be found on the ministry’s new website,” Al Khater added.
The MOPH has indicated that the new website is accessible in Arabic and English via the link