Trying to make a living in a foreign land takes a lot of courage, deciding to stay permanently is another thing. Survival is the key if you decide to stay in the country of your choice. For instance, if you plan to live in Qatar, it's best advised to know the important numbers, addresses, embassies, agencies and other institutions that you might need along the way. Here is a list of the important numbers and addresses that could help you in Qatar.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is Qatar’s not-for-profit healthcare provider that should be on top of your list if you want to settle and work in Qatar. Healthcare is important and should always be on your priority numbers and addresses. Established in 1979, the Corporation manages four specialized hospitals – Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Rumailah Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, and Primary Health Care Centers. Their public and private clinics and hospitals are all modern and easily accessible for residents and expatriates alike. Everyone can avail of the health services that are financed by public money, and access is open to all, for people of all nationalities.
For your peace of mind, security, and safety concerns, you might want to keep the number of this government office, The Ministry of Interior. It was formed in 1970 to provide peace and security and organizing police forces guaranteeing the protection of national security and maintaining safety and security of nationals and expatriates. They are divided into several departments that are mandated by law to prevent the happenings of crimes and disclosing the secrets of committed crimes in addition to taking care of nationality related affairs, issuing travel documents, and organizing expatriates entry to the country. So, if you think something is not right, you're just one call away.
According to the Consumer Protection Law, the basic rights of a consumer shall be guaranteed under the provisions of this law. These include the following:
Need to make a complaint? Go get your pens ready, contact the Consumer Protection Sector and fight for your rights! You may send them through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Employers are responsible for ensuring that the labour rights of their employees are always met. When an employee is hired he or she must be informed of all his or her rights according to the labour laws of Qatar. If an employer fails to follow these laws, anyone can go to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) to exercise his or her rights. That's why, if you are working in Qatar, you need to know where to call and go when labour problems get in the way of your work.
To get police clearance and documents, undergo a fingerprinting process and to report accident-related concerns, the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID) is the right department to call and visit. It was established by the ministerial decree No. 3 /1 991 issued on May 5, 1991. Some of its major functions are the following:
If there is one contact number that you need to have here in Qatar, it's the contact number of your own embassy. By securing the contact number and address, you can always call them and even visit the embassy if you have problems. Here is a complete list of embassies in Qatar that we compiled in alphabetical order. Click here.
One of our objectives in ILQ is to make sure that you are always guided with everything you need to know in Qatar. We hope this article can help you in all possible ways to make your life easier and worry-free in our beloved country. For your comments and suggestions, you can write to us here. Also, like and share the article - it keeps us going.
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