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QRCS Pursues Dutch Expertise in Medical Technology
November 30th, 2017 – Doha: A delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held a meeting with representatives of 10 Dutch medical equipment manufacturers. November 30th, 2017 – Doha: A delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held a meeting with representatives of 10 Dutch medical equipment manufacturers. The meeting was attended by Roeland Kollen, Deputy Head of Mission and Economic Counselor at the Netherlands Embassy in Doha. Headed by Dr. Abdul-Salam Al-Qahtani, board member and General Director of Medical Affairs Division, QRCS's delegation gave an overview of the organization's medical portfolio and vision. They shed light on the various specialty offerings such as ambulance services, training courses, and the field hospital, a mobile medical unit used in onsite disaster response operations. Also, QRCS's local operational processes were introduced, particularly in managing a number of health care centers and medical commission units, funded and supervised by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The representatives of Dutch companies made a presentation on the latest medical technology. They listed their state-of-the-art equipment, consumables, and other medical products that serve a wide range of needs. In a statement, Dr. Al-Qahtani said, "We have plans to upgrade our medical capacity and resources, in order to create a safer and healthier environment that reflects positively on productivity and public health care services. The meeting emphasized the great potential for mutual growth through continued coordination". QRCS's delegation comprised Dr. Khaled Diab, Executive Manager, Relief and International Development Division; Dr. Hassan Al-Yafi, General Medical Manager, Medical Affairs Division; Dr. Taher Al-Jaidi, Operational Manager; and managers of the QRCS-run health centers.