First baby born at WWRC named after Emir
05 Dec 2017 - 10:03
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Women’s Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) has welcomed the first baby born at the new hospital, which is dedicated to caring for women and their newborns as well as providing ongoing care for women throughout all stages of their lives.
Qatari parents, Mr and Mrs Al Hababi, welcomed baby Tamim on December 3. Weighing 3.2 kilograms, baby Tamim was delivered by a member of the hospital’s highly specialised obstetric teams in one of the Women’s Wellness and Research Center’s new state-of-the-art operating theaters.
H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, visited the family and newborn to offer her congratulations and present Al Hababi and her newborn with a special gift.
Commenting on the first delivery, H E Dr Hanan Al Kuwari said: “We are extremely proud to welcome the first baby born at the Women’s Wellness and Research Center, the largest women’s tertiary hospital in the country.”
“The birth of baby Tamim marks a major milestone in our journey towards the full opening of our new facility, which has been carefully designed to provide the women of Qatar with specialist care throughout all stages of their lives.”
Over the next few months, the Women’s Wellness and Research Center will gradually increase the number of women delivering babies at the facility as it works towards operating at full capacity. Women’s Hospital will remain open and continue to run inpatient services, including labor and delivery until the new hospital is fully operational.
To date, more than 2,000 women have been scheduled at the Women’s Wellness and Research Center for various outpatient clinics, including gyne-oncology, uro-gynecology, and well-baby clinics, as well as the Specialist Gynecology Day Care Surgery Unit which successfully operated on its first patients last week.