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QRCS Supports HMC Mental Health Service
February 12th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has donated a digital library to Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Mental Health Service, as part of its socio-psychological support program, which is designed to boost their morale and help them respond well to treatment. February 12th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has donated a digital library to Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Mental Health Service, as part of its socio-psychological support program, which is designed to boost their morale and help them respond well to treatment. The new library consists of six computers with all supplements, including educational and informative material in various fields of knowledge, for the benefit of the center's 80 in-patients. This is the third digital library donated by QRCS to HMC, with two libraries already installed at the Pediatric Emergency Center and Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center. Rashid Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director of QRCS Social Development Department, stated, "QRCS tends to sensitive groups of the local community, notably patients with chronic and endemic diseases like mental illnesses, which require special care from society, particularly NGOs and charities". "Undoubtedly, QRCS is leading in this respect. A series of digital libraries have been inaugurated at HMC to make the patients feel better, educate them on their specific cases, and explain to them the procedure of treatment and preventive practices. These laptops will be available 24/7 to serve the patients," said Mr. Al-Mohannadi. He promised to keep on the initiative of providing HMC facilities with digital libraries, under the strong bilateral partnership in medical, awareness, and social activities. Dr. Iain Tulley, Chief Executive of HMC's Mental Health Service, said, "We were delighted to receive the donation of six iPads from QRCS. This will enable many of our 80 in-patients and residents to communicate with families, seek information and provide feedback about the services they receive. As well as benefiting the patients, this generous donation is a strong symbol of partnership in supporting people with mental health problems here in Qatar".