QRCS robust efforts amid COVID-19, covering treatment costs for underprivileged patients
Patients with chronic diseases received treatment; covering 2,000 patients; strategic partnership; humanitarian program; charity paid by individual and institutional donors
Patient Support Fund of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has continued to cover the costs of treatment for underprivileged patients. Last week, one hundred and twenty-four (124) patients with chronic diseases received the much-needed treatment, to avoid any serious health complications in case of delay.
This included follow-up patients with heart disease, kidney failure, cancer, rheumatism, and autoimmune disorders. All the necessary precautions were strictly taken to prevent Coronavirus infection risks.
Covering (2,000) patients This year, the Fund is planned to reach out to two thousand (2,000) patients, in addition to providing social and health support, as well as other charitable services for up to twelve thousand (12,000) people, with a total budget of QR 11,230,000.
Over the past year, one thousand six hundred and five (1,605) poor patients were covered. Around nine thousand (9,000) people received social and health support, and three thousand three hundred and ninety-five (3,395) people benefited from the Cordiality Iftar implemented in hospitals during the holy month of Ramadan.
Strategic partnership Under the bilateral and strategic partnership, the Patient Support Fund works in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Other partners include AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH, Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation (QCOT), HMC Department of Gastroenterology, and Roche (a Swiss-based health care company).
Humanitarian program The Patient Support Fund is a humanitarian program that addresses the needs of poor patients whose lives are badly affected by health problems. By providing the necessary medications and medical services, it helps to promote solidarity and compassion among the rich and the poor.
Charity paid by individual and institutional donors Funded mainly from the revenue of charity paid by individual and institutional donors in Qatar, it ultimately seeks to enhance public health in Qatar, in light of the National Health Strategies, towards the human development goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
QRCS’s revenue primarily consists of donations by individuals and institutions based in Qatar. In accordance with the National Health Strategy and working towards the human development goals of Qatar’s National vision 2030, QRCS seeks to enhance public health in Qatar.