• 6/13/2024

    Doha: 12 June, 2024 - As part of the continued work to ease the suffering of patients coming from Gaza and to provide continuing care, Gaza Patients Community Support Team at Hamad Medical Corporation organized an entertainment event on June 10th on the occasion of the approaching Eid Al Adha.

    The event is within a series of entertainment events organized by the Community Support Team to patients from Gaza regularly and continuously, to entertain patients coming from Gaza to enhance their mental health and bring joy to their hearts after embracing them in Qatar to receive treatment in the highest quality at HMC hospitals.

    The event was held at Bayt Al Dhiyafa at Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City and attended by: Ms. Bashayr Al-Rashid, Chair Gaza Patients Community Support Team and Executive Director Corporate Social Service at HMC, Ms. Emily Norby, Member of Gaza Patients Community Support Team and Manager Corporate Social Service, Ms. Chorooq Hijab, Member of Gaza Patients Community Support Team and Social Worker at Women Wellness and Research Center, Ms. Duha Nahia, Member of Gaza Patients Community Support Team and Social Worker at Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, along with a number of patient escorts and staff members of Corporate Social Service and Corporate Communications Department at HMC.

    Dr. Abdulmueen Al Qahtani, Consultant in Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rumailah Hospital, delivered the welcome speech with a religion lecture, in cooperation with Dawa and Religious Guidance at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. The event witnessed entertainment activities held in cooperation with Lamasat Haniya Initiative by Qatar Voluntary Center, Eid Cultural Center and Al Farah Events. The event included handcraft activities for making flowers and greeting cards, Henna corner, and painting activities.

    In the same context, Ms. Bashayr Al-Rashid stated that the initiative confirms the importance of Community engagement to enhance unity and solidarity with our Palestinian brothers in such difficult circumstances that the people in Gaza are living in. ‘Our goal from engaging children in this event was to enhance their mental resilience and mitigate the consequences of the war and give them the opportunity to engage with fellow children in entertainment activities in an entertaining and cheerful atmosphere.”

    Ms. Bashayr also expressed her appreciation to the team of the Ministry of Social Development and Family, especially the Al Thumama Residence Administration, for their cooperation in transporting a number of Gazans to come and participate in the initiatives of Gaza Patients Community Support Team.

    Ms. Emily noted that Gaza Patients Community Support Team tries to provide a safe and supportive environment through activities that benefit adults and children patients. ‘Through our efforts, we hope to create an atmosphere of unity and belonging for our patients and their families with the efforts of the medical teams and HMC community. 

    Ms. Chorooq Hijab said : ‘Patients in Gaza have faced many challenges and we are committed to bringing a smile to their faces. In an attempt to raise morale, we organized a special event for Eid Al Adha that included a variety of fun activities. We aim to bring joy to their hearts as we prepare to celebrate Eid Al Adha.’

    Ms. Duha Nahia said that the event was held for the second time and it is an initiative of Gaza Patients Community Support Team, coinciding with the approaching Eid al Adha, with the aim of drawing a smile on the faces of patients and bringing the joy of Eid to their hearts by organizing various activities and in cooperation with several volunteer bodies. Ms. Duha added: “This event offers various entertainment competitions for different age groups, males and females. Gaza Patients Community Support Team hopes that this event will achieve the desired goal, which is to leave a good mark on the hearts of patients and their companions.”

    During the event, certificates of appreciation were presented to recognize the participating bodies and volunteers including; the department of Dawa and Religious Guidance at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Lamasat Haniya Initiative, Eid Cultural Center, and Al Farah Events.