Ministry takes more steps to keep Qatar 'virus-safe'

  • internetQatar
  • February 25, 2020
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In line with the rapid developments related to the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) globally, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced Monday a number of additional measures to monitor and detect any suspected cases. The ministry has also implemented all recommendations issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in this regard. In a […]

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Qatar tops region in providing coverage of vaccines

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  • April 24, 2019
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The Director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said yesterday that Qatar tops the countries of the region in providing the highest coverage of safe and high quality vaccines, exceeding 95%. The MoPH is marking World Immunisation Week from April 24 to 30 under the theme “Protected Together: Vaccines […]

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The Ministry of Public Health has signed two co-operation agreements with Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) and Nakilat, to implement a programme on health in the workplace. The ministry has been implementing the programme for many years with a number of state entities. It is part of the ongoing efforts of the Ministry to raise […]

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Qatar to make child car seats compulsory

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  • March 18, 2019
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Doha: Ministry of Public Health today unveiled a new initiative aimed at creating awareness about the importance of using child passenger seats among parents, especially new mothers. The initiative is said to be the first step towards introducing a law making the use of child passenger seats compulsory. There are plans to make seat belts […]

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has affirmed that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine “is safe, effective and gives long-term protection”, and this has been proved by its use globally for more than 40 years. The MoPH also dismissed rumours, which had been spreading through social media, of links between the MMR vaccine […]

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Qatar bans e-cigarette sales

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  • February 24, 2016
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It is not allowed to sell or posses electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) in Qatar, said Dr Kholood al-Mutawaa, head, Non- Communicable Disease Department at the Ministry of Public Health. “E-cigarette was banned in Qatar according to a ministry order in 2014. We also have a GCC agreement on this matter,” the official said. “We have instructed […]

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