Patients from the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are still receiving medical treatment in Qatar.

Qatar has continued to help those in need of medical care from the blockading countries, it has been revealed.

According to a report in The Peninsula, Qatar is still providing treatment for patients from the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Figures show that a total of 232,576 medical cases have been before Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in the last 14 months.

Official data shows 6,136 are from Bahrain, 203,705 from Egypt, 2,945 from the UAE, and 19,790 from Saudi Arabia.

The patients have made 1.08 million visits to different facilities across HMC and PHCC between June 5th, 2017 to August 4th, 2018.

Politics will never interfere into medical treatment

“Humanity supersedes anything. We will treat all patients, because they are humans and Qatar is a humane country. We will treat all patients despite their nationality, either form blockading or non blockading country. Politics will never interfere into medical treatment,” Dr Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital (HGH) told The Peninsula.

“We have continued to treat patients from the blockading countries and we will continue treating them,” he added.

The report shows that as many as 138,414 have taken advantage of the services provided at HMC hospital network and they have made 451,183 visits to different facilities.

The PHCC’s health centres have treated 101,802 patients from the four siege nations and they have made 503,885 visits in the last 14 months.

“All these are people residing in Qatar,” Dr Al Maslamani said.


Omar Hajjar is a journalist based in the UK. An investigative reporter, he has lived in 3 different countries in the Middle East over the past 10 years.

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