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Sidra Medicine Develops 2nd Covid-19 Rapid Test

Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has developed a simplified and rapid Covid-19 testing method with 98% accuracy. The new method, second from Sidra Medicine, uses a pre-treatment of the specimen (swab sample) to replace the ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction process, currently needed for Covid-19 testing.

July 1st, 2020|

HMC urges public to follow water safety guidelines

As the summer months begin and temperatures continue to rise, HMC has urged all families to take necessary precautions when going to beaches or swimming pools to avoid the risk of drowning. Dr Khalid Abdulnoor, senior consultant - Emergency Medicine and director of Hamad International Training Centre (HITC), said drowning [...]

June 28th, 2020|

HMC’s daily Covid-19 test capacity to reach 30,000

Hamad Medical Corporation’s daily laboratory capacity for Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests will go up to 30,000 by the end of July from the current 20,000. Hamad Medical Laboratories (HML) perform various tests to diagnose the coronavirus (Covid-19), including PCR and serological tests, each of which has its uses [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

‘Diabetes’ can be reversed through lifestyle changes

A new study by researchers in Qatar has shown that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with dietary and lifestyle changes. The findings will change how patients with Type 2 diabetes are cared for in Qatar, with a plan to open a diabetes reversal clinic at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) [...]

June 21st, 2020|