You’ll be glad to know on your travels: The Peninsula On-line: Qatar’s leading English Daily.
Training in emergency medicine made compulsory for private sector physicians
Doha: Physicians having their own practice or those employed by private clinics will now have to compulsorily undergo one of the six emergency medicine courses, the Ministry of Public Health has stipulated in a recent circular.
The completion of such a course is mandatory for such physicians to renew their practicing licenses, the Al Sharq daily, reported.
According to the report, the courses are: Cardiac and respiratory resuscitation, accidents and emergency first aid, instant resuscitation, treating emergency child birth cases, resuscitation of neonates and paediatric emergencies.
Such courses were made compulsory for private medical practitioners following a case where a child lost his life since the physician was not aware of the proper treatment in an emergency, the report adds.
The MPH had since cancelled the physician’s practising licence, it added.
There, that’s reassuring. It’s at least better than ‘multi-culti awareness’. Travel away!