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Posted On: 31 July 2012 10:48 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

His Excellency Minister for Health Visits Hamad Medical Corporation Doctor Who Was Victim of Assault

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Doha, Qatar 30 July, 2012: His Excellency Abdullah Bin Khaled Al Qahtani, the Minister of Public Health and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Health recently visited the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) doctor who was the victim of a vicious assault in the Emergency Department last week. The Minister visited the doctor in his room at Hamad General Hospital where he is still receiving treatment for injuries, sustained during the assault by a relative of a patient. His Excellency assured the doctor he had the full support of the Ministry and HMC and his rights would be protected. The Minister also reassured medical staff working within HMC that the incident and any similar would not go unpunished. He said staff had the full support of HMC and the Ministry. “Today I want to reassure the trained and dedicated staff who work at the front line delivering the highest quality of patient care, that this type of aggressive, unprovoked and uncivilized behavior will not be tolerated,” His Excellency said. “We will pursue the perpetrators of these violent acts and do everything possible to protect staff and create a safe environment where they can carry out their important and life saving duties.” The Minister said legal opinion was being sought to determine the next course of action and the authorities would take every step to ensure the case was successful. He also urged any patient or family member with a grievance or complaint about the service delivered by HMC to do so through civilized channels available to them. ILQ NEWS