Qatar’s National Child Passenger Safety Programme Held At The Nissan showroom

  • April 2, 2019
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Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company (SHM), authorised Nissan distributor, has hosted the first workshop offered through Ghalai, Qatar’s National Child Passenger Safety Programme.
Held at the Nissan showroom on Salwa Road, the training session was led by experts from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and introduced employees to the correct way of installing and adjusting infant car seats.

The first workshop complements SHM’s sponsorship of Ghalai, supports the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme, and reflects its pledge to road safety,
according to a statement.

Named after the Qatari word used to say someone like a child is precious, Ghalai is part of the country’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety
education and awareness.

The programme came to life through collaboration between several governmental and private organisations including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, HMC, Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Qatar University, Conoco Philips; and SHM.

Hisham Saleh al-Mana, chairman and managing director, SHM, said: “Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana is pleased to be the first to offer training to its employees. We are proud to support Qatar National Child Passenger Safety Program, Ghalai, to reflect our commitment to Qatar community, especially our precious children. Our partnership with Ghalai is part of our CSR programme and in line with our initiatives that focus on traffic and passengers’ safety. On this occasion, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Ministry of Public Health and all parties and stakeholders for joining their effort to set up this programme and looking forward to more partnerships soon”.

Dr Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, director of Hamad International Training Center (HITC) and the chairman of Qatar National Child Passenger Safety Programme, Ghalai said: “Hamad International Training Center, the official sponsor of Ghalai, in collaboration with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, has launched a new training session for staff to be accredited professionals of the programme. The training will be regularly conducted throughout the year to enable all staff to learn about the vehicle’s safety features and how to install and fix baby seats. Their training is in line with international standards of the seat manufacturers as well as car safety features”.

He added: “On this occasion, I would like to thank Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co for their valuable support to Ghalai programme. It is a clear indication of their utmost attention and care of the children safety and maintains this precious generation for the future of Qatar.”
Ghalai will offer a number of services including child passenger technician training and certification, purpose-built car seat check/testing stations, and a school visits drive. The programme, inaugurated recently by HE the Minister of Public Health, Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, at the Women’s Wellness and Research Center (WWRC), shined a spotlight on Qatar’s first Ghalai Drive-Through Test Station. Located in the basement of WWRC, it offers parents the services of Child Passenger Safety technicians, who can teach them about the correct use of safety belts and fit child seats.Courtesy:GulfNews