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VODAFONE CELEBRATES EID AL-ADHA WITH SIDRA MEDICINE’S YOUNG PATIENTS

Doha, 29 July 2020: With Eid al-Adha approaching, Vodafone Qatar is bringing joy and smiles to the faces of 200 young inpatients currently being cared for at Sidra Medicine, Qatar's specialist women and children's hospital, with a timely delivery of toys.

Given the current situation, and to keep in line with strict health and safety precautions, the gifts were handed over by Vodafone Qatar’s Senior CSR Specialist, Sheikh Faisal bin Hamad Al-Thani, and accepted by Dr Ahmed Al-Hammadi, Division Chief of General Paediatrics at Sidra Medicine. The toys were later distributed among the children to help create a memorable occasion.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Khames Mohammed Al Naimi, Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Human Resources Officer, said: “Eid al-Adha is a festive time traditionally shared with family so it’s heart-warming to help the young patients at Sidra Medicine to enjoy the celebration. We are always humbled, at Vodafone Qatar, to be able to give back to society as part of our corporate social responsibility and we hope these moments of joy will encourage each of the young patients to stay positive.”

Dr Ahmed Al-Hammadi said: “Children usually do not spend Eid in the hospital. They are here for specific health conditions. Therefore, we are grateful to Vodafone Qatar for these wonderful gifts and the cheer they have brought to our young patients. The gesture is all the more meaningful as this year has been an especially difficult time for those who cannot be with their family and friends to celebrate Eid.”

This is the second time Vodafone Qatar and Sidra Medicine have teamed up. In late 2019, Vodafone Qatar gifted the hospital electric toy cars that allow their young patients to drive themselves from their rooms to the surgery room. This has already helped support the hospital’s world-class child life and patient experience programme, by preparing the children for surgery as part of a positive journey of care.


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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C
Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.73 million mobile customers as of 31 March 2020. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.
 
For press enquiries, please contact:
Lana Khachan
Head of Communications, Vodafone Qatar
E-mail: lana.khachan@vodafone.com

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