HMC marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 22, 2013 - 5:22:28 am

HMC event at the Community Based Rehabilitation Compound in Muaither.

DOHA: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by organising events to create more awareness among people at its Community Based Rehabilitation Compound in Muaither.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Dr Wafaa Al Yazeedi, Head of Medical Rehabilitation at HMC and the Medical Director of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Compound, said the theme for this year was “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an Inclusive Society and Development for All. The event aims at raising public awareness about the rights of people with a disability to remove obstacles that can impede their integration into society.”

Osama Abdul Hadi, Assistant Executive Director of Rumailah Hospital and Administrative Director of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Compound, said the facility provides rehabilitation and healthcare services to 65 men with disabilities.

Patients, their families and community members participated in the event including Al Hiba Charity Team of Qatar Center for Voluntary Activities, Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar Academy Al Khor and Omama bint Hamza Primary Girls School.

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