His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs toured the Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center (Itqan), in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, and a number of senior officials in the health sector. The tour was conducted following the launch of the National Cancer Strategy that took place in the auditorium located inside the Center on the 18th of June 2023.

Dr. Abdullatif Al-Khal, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Hamad Medical Education Department at HMC, which governs Itqan led the tour along with senior clinicians who benefits from the Center. Dr. Omar Al Tamimi (Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Hospital), and Dr. Khalid Al-Jalham (Senior Consultant in Urology Surgery, the Director of the Ambulatory Care Center, and the Assistant Head of the Department of Urology at HMC), were among experts who briefed the Ministers on the special features that Itqan offers clinicians. 

Dr. Kim Leighton (Executive Director at Itqan) and Mr. Amr Metwally (AED at Itqan) provided additional information on how to book the Center’s services.

Itqan is Hamad Medical Corporation’s state-of-the-art education and training facility. It is the first clinical simulation center in Qatar to receive the prestigious provisional accreditation as a precursor to achieving full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

‘Itqan’ means perfection and the Simulation Center always strives for high-quality training environment, outcomes, and enhancing our future patient care.

“Our Itqan Center is designed as a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare professionals and students from across Qatar with the opportunity to develop and refine their technical clinical skills as well as improve clinical judgment, safety culture, communication and teamwork skills,” said Dr. Abdullatif Al-Khal. “Simulation facilities play a pivotal role in providing practical hands-on training for clinicians in a safe environment, enhancing the competencies of medical practitioners, including doctors and nurses, which gives them more confidence when treating human patients.”