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Posted On: 25 February 2020 10:00 am
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:01 pm

Minister inaugurates new HMC Transport Building

Sumaica Asad
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H.E. the Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari today inaugurated the new headquarters for Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC's) Transport Department, and launched the new online booking system for transportation services.

After the inauguration, H.E. Dr Al Kuwari toured the new building facilities that includes VIP waiting areas, a dedicated call center for the Department, a majlis, and administration offices.

"HMC's Transport Department provides vital transport services for staff, HMC visitors, and guests. It is also a Department with one of the highest representations of Qatari employees. The transport team delivers an essential service that helps keep HMC moving safely and efficiently," said Hamad Al Khalifa, HMC's Chief of Healthcare Facilities.

A team of 383 drivers transport staff, visitors, and guests between HMC's network of 12 hospitals as well as other facilities.

The Transport Department also has satellite offices at Heart Hospital, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, and Al Khor Hospital, and there are plans to expand to other locations. The Department manages and monitors a total of 650 vehicles through its Global Positioning System (GPS).

On the other hand, the Department's new online booking system which will enable staff to book journeys to meetings and other essential business trips with ease.

"The team works around the clock to ensure staff, visitors, and guests using the service can access safe and efficient transportation. Our new headquarters will enable our Department to further serve HMC's objectives," said Rashid Saleh Al Marri, Assistant Executive Director of Hospitality (Transport).

The new headquarters for HMC's Transport Department, which is located near the specialized surgery center, has been designed so that the administration can raise the level of transportation services in the institution and commensurate with the increasing needs of these services.

Source: QNA