Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) today officially opened Bayt Aman, a care facility for expatriate laborers who are in the final stages of recovery following illness and waiting to return to their home country.
Bayt Aman, a villa in Al Thumama, can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a charge nurse and patient care attendants. Guests being cared for at Bayt Aman no longer need the clinical supervision that is provided at HMC’s rehabilitation and long-term care units. Commenting on the benefits offered by Bayt Aman, Mr. Mahmoud Al Raisi, Chief of Continuing Care at HMC said: “Bayt Aman provides a safe and restorative environment for expatriate workers who have completed medical treatment and are waiting to return home. The accommodation will help our guests who have completed their treatment at HMC to fully recuperate and re-adjust to their normal routines so they are better able to return to living their everyday lives.”
Opening Bayt Aman, Mr. Ali Al Khater, HMC Chief Communications Officer said: “I am delighted to welcome colleagues, including those from the Community Police and Human Rights Departments at the Ministry of Interior, to the opening of Bayt Aman. This project has shown the value of different organizations working together effectively for the benefit of guests at Bayt Aman.” The Bayt Aman villa was donated to HMC by the Qatar Building Company (QBC). QBC owner, Mr. Abdulhameed Mostafawi said: “We are delighted to be able to provide HMC with the villa and to help these patients recover fully and begin to live a normal daily life before they return home. This is something we believe is part of our social responsibility.”
Bayt Aman, which is also supported by the Ministry of Interior, has been open for seven months and has helped 13 guests. Jerman Mukhiya, from Nepal, will be leaving Qatar shortly and has been staying at Bayt Aman for six and a half months after recovering from a traumatic brain injury: “Bayt Aman has allowed me to fully recover from my injuries in a safe and caring environment. It has also given me the opportunity to ease myself back into everyday life, doing things like cooking and cleaning. I am very thankful to both HMC and the Ministry of Interior for supporting me and my family before I return to Nepal.”
The opening of Bayt Aman follows the recent expansion of facilities across HMC, including commencing care services at two new hospitals, the Communicable Disease Center and the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute.