Qatar has ordered suspension of all non-emergency medical services at private health facilities amid a spike in COVID-19 infection rates.
Qatar , Qatar
03 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
The Qatar government has extended the suspension of non-emergency medical services in private health facilities, including dental clinics, dermatology and laser clinics, cosmetic surgery clinics and surgeries, with the exception of emergency cases.
The government has decided to suspend non-emergency services and allowing the private medical centres to provide some services through “modern communication methods,” starting from Friday, the council of ministers said in a statement.
Every day, hundreds of people are becoming sick due to the COVID-19 with many requiring admission to hospital to manage their symptoms. Since 1 February, the number of people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital has doubled.