QRCS deploys 40 ambulances, medics for National Day

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has said it is actively participating in the Qatar National Day celebrations.

Since the launch of the celebrations, a section has been opened at the Doha Event pavilion to receive the public, introduce them to QRCS’ humanitarian mission, offer blood sugar and pressure tests free of charge, inform young visitors about the Safe School Programme and hold diverse interactive and fun activities for kids.

QRCS’ Medical Affairs Division has deployed 40 ambulance vehicles, medical workers and mobile clinics at different celebration venues, working until December 24, from 7am to midnight.

At Darb Al Saai, one ambulance vehicle, one ambulance club car, two cycle responders and two mobile clinics (one each for men and women) have been deployed, QRCS has said in a statement.

As for the Corniche, there are seven ambulances, six cycle responders, one ambulance club car, 12 paramedics and an emergency rescue boat with three lifeguards.
Other celebrations medically covered by QRCS’s ambulances include Al Rayyan Sports Club, the cricket club (Industrial Area), Barwa Workers Sports Complex (Al Khor), and Al Refaa Ardat St.

Dr Abdulsalam al-Qahtani, board member and director of Medical Affairs at QRCS, said: “The slogan of this year’s celebrations reflects noble characteristics that everyone should assimilate, such as morality, good deeds, justice, respect of other people’s rights, generosity, helpfulness and other ideals that are universal.

“As a tradition of Qatar, we work hard to help and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without partiality or discrimination. Serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts, our ultimate goal is to mobilise the power of humanity to save lives and preserve dignity.

“Over our 40 years of humanitarian action, we are a proven role model of excellency and professionalism.”

Source: Gulf Times Qatar