Since the beginning of the camping season on 6 November, 2014 until 18 April this year, a total of 683 patients were seen and treated at the clinic. The majority of cases were for the treatment of fever and stomach aches while the rest included wounds, burns, bone fractures and heart attacks.
Speaking about the services, Hamid Ghareeb, Medical Supervisor at the Sealine Medical Clinic and a Consultant at HMC’s Medical Administration Department said: “Out of the total number of patients seen at the clinic during the camping season, over 600 were adult males while there were 46 females and 36 children. Most of the cases were treated at the clinic but 91 cases were transported to HMC hospitals by ambulances and the LifeFlight service.”
During the camping period, the Ambulance Service received 893 calls with 295 involving road accidents and 193 for trauma cases, including 30 serious injuries.
Mr. Ali Al Khater, Executive Director of HMC’s Corporate Communications Department and Project Manager of the new Sealine Hamad Medical Clinic, praised the efforts of all HMC professionals involved in the smooth running of the clinic who have contributed to the success of the clinic this year.
He noted that the location of the clinic on the main road adjacent to the beach, Sealine resort, mosque, shopping area and other services and utilities, provided easy access to the clinic, which offered the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to all patients that visited during the season.
Mr. Al Khater extended gratitude to the Natural Reserves Division at the Private Engineering Office, the Public Utilities Department at Al Wakra Municipality, the South Region Security Department and the Ministry of Environment, for their support in establishing the new Sealine Medical Clinic.