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QRCS, HMC Ink Deal to Aid Orphans
January 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held a press conference this morning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for a social security project. January 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held a press conference this morning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for a social security project. The new undertaking will provide aid for young orphans whose breadwinner is deceased while receiving treatment at HMC hospitals. According to the agreement, 33 families in average would be covered. The pact was signed by QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, and HMC Medical Director, Dr. Yousef Al-Maslamani. In his remarks, QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, welcomed the guests and briefed the reporters about the new project. "Orphans are one of the most vulnerable and care-deserving segments of society. When a patient dies and he or she has young children, they lose their breadwinner and become in a dire need for subsistence," he said. "Here, it is the duty of charities and NGOs to cooperate with the government in extending the social security umbrella for this special group and helping them go on with their lives," he explained. Under the agreement, HMC will make case studies about the deceased patients who leave young children without a source of sustenance. Then, these reports will be referred to QRCS to allocate monthly stipends for them. This not only protects those helpless kids, but also goes in conformity with the humanitarian approach of Qatar to the welfare of its residents. Dr. Al-Maslamani thanked QRCS for its unwavering cooperation. "HMC's scope of work involves medical and emergency care for all society members. As for supportive services, they are offered jointly with other concerned organizations. This includes coverage of emergency treatment costs and aid for patients' families," he noted. "HMC and QRCS have been partners for more than 10 years now. This agreement is the product of two months of deliberations, to ensure optimum convenience for the patients and their families," Dr. Al-Maslamani concluded.