HMC’s Neurosciences Institute to establish more programmes

By Joey Aguilar/Staff Reporter After establishing the stroke and epilepsy programmes, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is ready to set up additional programmes and bring more medical experts to serve the increasing number of patients in Qatar.Speaking on the sidelines of the first annual Qatar Neuroscience Conference, HMC Neurosciences Institute director professor Ashfaq Shuaib explained that they will also establish neuro-muscular, chronic back pain and multiple sclerosis programmes, among others, soon.“About 1,100 to 1,200 stroke cases and many epilepsy cases are handled annually at Hamad Hospital,” he said. The institute receives about 10,000 to 15,000 neurology cases on an average every year and about half of these are neurosurgical cases, according to professor Shuaib, who was the chair of neurology at the University of Alberta in Canada for 10 years.In the…

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