Former HMC patient urges public not to ignore heart attack symptoms

Heart attacks are one of the major causes of death in Qatar each year with numerous patient admissions to Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Heart Hospital for various heart-related conditions.

Fifty-five-year-old Graham Foxwell, who cheerily referred to himself as Happy Heart Graham, says he hopes his story will be a cautionary tale for others. The UK native, who has lived in Qatar for about 13 years, found himself requiring the assistance of HMC’s Ambulance Service and Heart Hospital earlier this year.

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Today’s Buzz – 8 June, 2014

raffic police intensify patrols
The Traffic Department may confiscate the vehicles of motorists who overtake from the right side, it was officially announced yesterday.
The department has decided to intensify patrols to control “the most common violations” like overtaking from the right side and parking at slots reserved for persons with special needs.
Traffic Department assistant director Brigadier Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani said a two-pronged strategy that included awareness campaigns along with strict implementation of the law to curb violations had been launched.
[Source: Gulf Times]

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Ooredoo and Messi launch initiative for children’s health

Football star and Ooredoo brand ambassador Lionel Messi arrived in Doha today to launch a global initiative in the country later this month.
Messi was appointed Ooredoo’s  global brand ambassador in February 2013. Ooredoo is working in collaboration with The Leo Messi Foundation to launch several key projects aimed at youth welfare and development. At a special ceremony, Ooredoo Chairman HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani and Messi announced the launch of an initiative to support mobile health clinics around the world that will help provide medical attention to children in the MENA region and Southeast Asia. By 2016, Ooredoo hopes to reach two million children across its global markets through this initiative.
In a press statement issued by Ooredoo, Messi said: “Ooredoo and I believe in making a difference in the community, and I’m proud that the Leo Messi Foundation will help Ooredoo provide much-needed healthcare and educational support for at-risk children around the world. This unique partnership with Ooredoo is another way that we can help youth make their dreams come true.”

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