Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has started its annual ‘Cordiality Iftar’ programme, which seeks to distribute food meals to patients at hospitals and workers at worksites at the time of Iftar.
Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, a total of 2,995 meals are distributed at many places, including Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Communicable Disease Center (270 meals), Rumailah Hospital (840 meals), Qatar University (440 meals), Hamad General Hospital (180 meals), the HMC prayer space (170 meals), HMC Mental Health Service (140 meals), Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (90 meals), a worksite in Al Sailiya (105 meals), Al Rayyan police station (255 meals), and the Capital Security Department (505 meals).
“This programme is part of our efforts to support vulnerable groups during the holy month of Ramadan,” said Najat A al-Haidous, head of Social Care at QRCS’s Volunteering and Local Development Division. “Over the year, we offer cash, food and seasonable aid for social security families.
“Another aspect of this programme is psychosocial support for those who require special care, such as patients with mental illness, communicable diseases and rehabilitation cases, as well as the detainees at police stations. The purpose of this initiative is to tell them that we are here for them in their difficulties.”
Al-Haidous urged the rich in Qatar to contribute to such charity works that serve the community, promote solidarity and compassion, and cherish the Islamic ritual of Ramadan Iftar.
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