Al Ahli Hospital has opened a new clinic, ‘Al Wakra Clinics and Urgent Care Unit’, catering to the healthcare needs of the population in the southern region of the country.
The facility, located near the metro station at Al Wakra, was opened Tuesday by the chairman of the hospital’s board, Sheikh Abdullah bin Thani bin Abdulla al-Thani in the presence of other members of the board, dignitaries, special guests and other invitees.
Speaking about the facilities at the clinic, Dr Abdul Azim Abdul Wahab Hussain, chief of medical staff at Al Ahli Hospital, said it was a major step of expansion of Al Ahli Hospital.
“This is a branch of Al Ahli Hospital in Al Wakra. It serves about half a million people in the region. We have looked into the feasibility of such a clinic and found that the area needs such a facility,” said Dr Hussain.
“The new facility has clinics in most specialties. Now, people of the region can avoid travelling to Al Ahli main hospital.We have most of the consultants here and if any patient needs further treatment, they will be referred to Al Ahli Hospital,” explained the chief of medical staff.
‘In case of any emergency, the patients will be immediately referred to Al Wakra Hospital. We also have the urgent care unit here which will look into such cases,” continued the official.
Dr Hussain described that the facility has clinics in several specialties such as dentistry, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology among others. The facility also has about 200 staff including physicians, paramedical staff as well as other administrative staff.
“We might be able to see around 20 to 25 patients per clinic daily. To begin with, we will start working from 8 am to 5pm from Saturday to Thursday. We will most probably, start round the clock services within six months,” added Dr Hussain.Courtesy:GulfTimes