The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) recorded more than 3.2 million visits and consultations over the last year, with a monthly average of 270,000. The number of telephone consultations reached 1.3 million by the end of June. Data from the Qatari Achievements Book, issued on the occasion of the new session of the Shura Council, showed that visits to family medicine clinics constituted the bulk of the total visits and consultations during the past year. PHCC laboratories also conducted more than 7.7 million analysis, and about 4.9 million prescriptions were issued.
The data also indicated that more than 74,000 prescriptions were home delivered over the past year, of which 82% were medicines for chronic diseases, which contributed to maintaining the safety of this category from contacting other patients inside the corridors of health centers during the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, more than 340,000 coronavirus swabs were performed, 23% of them through intra-vehicle testing, and in the first half of this year more than 536,00 coronavirus test swabs were performed.