Posted on May 19, 2017
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues with its medical care and health education for expatriate workers in Qatar, with a view to advancing the health conditions of this important segment of society and improving their personal hygiene.
 
QRCS recently organised five informative sessions for 600 workers of Galfar Al-Misnad Engineering & Contracting WLL. Held at the company's worksites in Doha, Al Shahaniya, Al Wukair, Umm Salal and Dukhan, the sessions involved theoretical and practical training in how to observe personal hygiene standards and prevent health problems, particularly communicable diseases and the consequences of smoking. The sessions aimed to raise the health awareness among the beneficiaries, change their common wrong practices and reduce their morbidity rates, thus helping increase safety and productivity, which will ultimately reflect positively on the Qatari economy at large.
 
A team of four doctors and six nurses taught the multilingual course, which was conducted in Arabic, English, Hindu and Urdu to ensure clear and effective delivery of information. At the end of the course, QRCS team and Galfar Al-Misnad management presented certificates of appreciation to each other and agreed to continue the programme to cover the company's 4,000 workers. Nuanita Shiti, head of Health, Safety and Quality Section at Galfar Al-Misnad, said the health education given by QRCS to workers is very beneficial for both the workers and the work itself. He commended the expatriate workers for their efforts.
 
Shiti suggested addition of mental health to the scope of the programme. QRCS urged different companies and institutions in Qatar to pursue health education programme for expatriate workers in their projects, as well as secure hygiene kits for them in view of its considerable benefits for the health of workers, which is in the best interest of the beneficiary companies themselves.
 
source: Qatar Tribune

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