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Posted On: 28 December 2021 10:14 am
Updated On: 28 December 2021 02:38 pm

HMC announces strict visitor policies with immediate effect for all hospitals

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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In an official post, the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced strict visitor policies with immediate effect for all hospitals as part of its measures to protect patients, visitors and healthcare staff from COVID-19.

COVID-19 facilities

No visitors are allowed into any of the three main facilities designated to care for COVID-19 patients - the Communicable Disease Center, the Field Hospital under Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, and The Cuban Hospital.

Non-COVID-19 facilities

  • All non-COVID-19 facilities operate the following visitor policy: Public visiting hours are from 3pm to 8pm daily.
  • Visitors are required to display a green Ehteraz status, wear a mask and undergo a temperature check before entry.
  • Only one visitor is allowed at a time for a maximum of 15 minutes with maximum 3 visitors during public visiting hours. Escort is not allowed.
  • Food, flowers, drinks and chocolates are not allowed to be brought into the facilities.
  • Children under 15 years old are not permitted to visit to the facility.

As per HMC, these changes have been implemented for the safety and protection of the patients, visitors and staff and they ask members of the public for their cooperation.

Source and cover image credit: HMC