Posted on July 14, 2015

With the opening of Al Ghuwairiya and Al Karaana Health Centres this past week; new health centres have entered the operational phase opening their doors to citizens and residents. The two centres are the first advanced health centres to open in Qatar as part of a plan to build new and improved health centres aiming to provide advanced primary healthcare services in the State of Qatar. This plan is being implemented by Ashghal in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Health and the Primary Healthcare Corporation.

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The new health centres, including both Al Ghuwairiya and Al Karaana Health Centres are larger in size when compared to older healthcare centres. This will increase the centres' capacity in terms of building more multi-specialty internal clinics, hence receiving a larger number of patients and providing a greater number of parking spaces. Al Ghuwairiya Health Centre spreads over 20,000 sqm, with a built-up area of 2,404 sqm while Al Karaana Health Centre spreads over 24,000 sqm with a built-up area of 2,329 sqm.

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Both centres are similar in that they include clinics for men and women, as well as dental clinics, outpatient clinics, radiology centres, a pharmacy, a laboratory, and other specialised clinics. The centres have several main entrances some of which are dedicated for emergency use while the remaining are for staff, visitors and patients who have also been allocated shaded parking spaces. The centres are also characterised by the advanced medical services, clinics, and the many other sections that provide the visitors and staff with a healthy and comfortable environment. The reception and waiting areas are designed to have an abundance of natural daylight while the centres' façades have a distinctive artistic design that includes glass engravings and hanging canopies.