Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Inaugurates HMC’s Medical Care and Research Center

Doha, July 1 (QNA) – HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani inaugurated the Medical Care and Research Center of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on Monday.

Following the inauguration, His Excellency toured the center’s wards, inspecting the services aimed at enhancing therapeutic practices through precision clinical medicine.

The center, the latest addition to Hamad Medical Corporation, aims to support and conduct precision medicine trials and provide access to precision care across all major and sub-specialties offered by Hamad Medical Corporation. It also supports researchers and clinical participants in conducting clinical trials prioritizing patient safety, leading to fundamental improvements in patient care and outcomes through research and clinical trials.

The inauguration of the Medical Care and Research Center reflects Hamad Medical Corporation’s firm commitment to enhancing healthcare services and increasing the capacity to provide specialized care at the highest global quality standards to all residents of the country. The center includes 250 beds to provide a therapeutic environment for inpatients.

Located in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City in Doha, the center consists of four floors, plus a basement, and features several single and shared patient rooms, medical isolation rooms, a clinic for posture and movement correction, and is closely connected via an internal bridge to three specialized care hospitals: the Women’s Wellness and Research Center, the Ambulatory Care Center, and the

Qatar Rehabilitation Center. This facilitates access to specialized care, diagnostic, and laboratory services.

 The center also includes a range of high-quality clinical units, such as the Clinical Trials Unit, which specializes in designing, conducting, and managing trials to explore the safety and efficacy of medical strategies, treatments, or medical devices with patients. The Clinical Precision Medicine and Genomics Center develops personalized medical treatments tailored to individual patient characteristics, in addition to conducting research and innovations. The center is also dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric care, featuring a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, an advanced care unit, a pediatric day care unit, and a pediatric ward.

Additionally, there is a Geriatrics Unit for acute cases, supporting the growing need for acute care among the elderly, and a modern palliative care unit offering a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients and their families. The center also includes an outpatient prosthetics clinic and a range of support services, including a pharmacy, an ambulance pathway for patient transport, a physiotherapy gym for inpatients, waiting areas for men and women, and multi-purpose rooms. (QNA)