HMC employees and patients come 
together for fun and cultural fiesta

Tribune News Network
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) joined the country in commemorating Qatar National Day with cultural and fun activities held across its network of hospitals and facilities.
Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al Kuwari attended HMC’s National Day celebration activities, which saw participation from patients and their families, visitors and staff.
The events were symbolic of Qatar’s history, heritage and traditions.
Commenting on HMC’s activities, Dr Kuwari said, “Qatar National Day is an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come in terms of healthcare in Qatar. Our facilities and services continue to develop, improve and grow year on year and I am proud to see staff from across HMC who have all contributed to this growth paying tribute to our beloved nation.”
Ali Abdulla al Khater, chief Communications Officer at HMC and Chair of the Ministry of Public Health’s Healthcare Communications Committee, said: “HMC’s celebrations highlighted the significance of this prominent day to members of the public, our staff and our patients. Everyone who attended one of HMC’s National Day celebrations had the opportunity to connect with one another and celebrate their collective pride in our country.”
“This spirit is reflected by citizens and expatriates working across HMC who follow in the footsteps of our ancestors in building and developing our nation. They contribute to our beloved country’s success through their unwavering efforts to provide the best possible care to our patients and to ensure the health and wellbeing of our beloved nation,” Khater added.
A wide range of recreational and cultural activities were organised for patients, families and staff across HMC to showcase Qatar’s rich traditions and history.
Some hospitals displayed Qatari crafts and folklore, with others organising performances highlighting the various aspects of Qatari culture. Some facilities treated visitors and patients to a traditional café offering Qatari cuisine. There were also silent character performances, henna artists and traditional poetry recitals.