QRC allocates QR2.5m to provide medical support for needy

 29 Jan 2014 - 5:32

QRC officials with a child patient helped under ‘This Is My Wish’ programme. 

DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has allocated QR2.5m to provide medical support to needy people through its Patient Aid Fund.
QRC will pay full or partial treatment costs to patients facing financial problems.
A total of 250 patients have benefited from the fund since April last year. Cases include three cochlear implants, the cost of which was fully covered, and partial costs of treatment for three children, totalling  QR320,000. 
The next phase of the project will cover treatment costs of cancer; bone marrow implant; heart surgeries; and other lifesaving procedures,” QRC Secretary-General, Saleh bin Ali Al Mohannadi, said yesterday.
In cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), kidney transplants will be carried out in light of the urgent need for them. Last year, QRC funded three surgeries.
The fund also covers treatment costs and material support for patients receiving treatment abroad through the Supreme Council of Health. It also helps with the purchase of medicines if not available at HMC.
The project includes psychological support programmes for patients, such as ‘This Is My Wish’ for children with chronic diseases to raise their morale and provide support for their families during and after treatment. 
The Peninsula