PHCC to celebrate World Family Doctor Day on Friday

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The World Family Doctor Day is being observed by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) on Friday, wherein the role of family doctors in delivering comprehensive healthcare to the community would be highlighted.


PHCC considers family doctors to be an important part of the healthcare sector as they utilise their skills to build strong relationships with patients, thereby giving them fruitful tips to live a healthy lifestyle.  

Dr Mariam Abdul Malik, the managing director at PHCC, stated that family doctors not only give medical care to patients who require treatments to heal a pathological situation or a disease, but also build and maintain a strong relationship with patients.

It may be mentioned that this year, Family Medicine Doctor Day will highlight and raise awareness about depression and the role the family physician in addressing this one of the most common mental illness in Qatar.

PHCC will be focusing largely on patient-physician communication as an integral part of its clinical practice and has developed the appropriate tools for addressing patients suffering from mild to moderate depression.

The latest season of World Family Doctor Day will also be celebrating the progress being made in primary care and to mark this, PHCC will hold educational health awareness activities at its health centres.