Health and Welfare
A considerable progress has been achieved by the heath sector in Qatar either in providing the best medical devices and equipment or attracting the best medical and technical cadres. The scope of health services coverage has been expanded by opening a large number of primary health centers and hospitals throughout the country.
As the supreme authority responsible for healthcare in the country, the Ministry of Public Health, www.moph.gov.qa, sets the country's national healthcare strategy in light of Qatar's National Vision. The Ministry also develops the plans and programs that emanate from the strategy and identifies the necessary systems of oversight and follow-up to implement the health strategy as a whole. The Ministry provides preventive and curative health services at an internationally and globally recognized standard through healthcare services that oversee (23) primary healthcare centers distributed across Qatar. In addition, the medial commission provides disease screenings for all those who come to the country to work or on visit. The Ministry also issues licenses to medical practitioners, and health and pharmaceutical establishments. Its Pharmacy and Drug Control Department proposes the drug policy, and the Department of Medical Offices Abroad is responsible for overseeing the treatment of cases abroad.