Qatar to make child car seats compulsory; awareness campaign launched

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Qatar to make child car seats compulsory; awareness campaign launched

Ministry of Public Health today disclosed another activity went for making mindfulness about the significance of utilizing tyke traveler seats among guardians, particularly new moms. 

The activity is said to be the initial move towards presenting a law making the utilization of youngster traveler seats necessary. There are plans to make safety belts mandatory for travelers in the back seat also. 

Clergyman of Public Health, H E Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, introduced 'Ghalai', Qatar National Child Passenger Safety Program, a national activity to guarantee security of youngster traveler at Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC). 


"Qatar is resolved to progress in the direction of guaranteeing individuals from the network and particularly youthful youngsters are as protected as conceivable on Qatar's streets," said Dr Al Kuwari. 

The activity is a cooperation between a few legislative and private organizations including the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior (MoI), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Conoco Philips and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. 

"We plan to have changes in the law soon, which will incorporate making utilization of safety belts obligatory for travelers in the back seats and tyke traveler seats. It will require investment to roll out these improvements. As an initial step, through 'Ghalai', we will make mindfulness and teach people in general about the significance of utilizing kid seats," said Colonel Mohammad Radi Al Hajri, from General Directorate of Traffic at the MoI, tending to a public interview held after the dispatch of 'Ghalai.' 

The Minister additionally disclosed the first Ghalai station at the WWRC, which is staffed via prepared Passenger Safety Technicians, who will help guardians fit kid security situates in their vehicle. It will be worked and directed by the Hamad International Training Center at HMC. Guardians will be capable get their vehicle seats fitted through arrangements or as stroll in guests. 

"With in excess of 20,000 infants brought into the world every year, the activity can assume a critical job in improving instruction and mindfulness on street wellbeing of babies and youngsters," said Dr Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director, HITC.