The Tariq Bin Zeyad school hosted the 11th Free Medical Camp yesterday, offering healthcare services without charge to low-income expatriates in Qatar. Around 5,000 people turned out, the Peninsula newspaper reports, availing themselves of the services offered by 130 doctors.
Fifty-thousand Qatari riyals worth of medicine was reportedly handed out, and 400 pairs of glasses made. Tests carried out included blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI measurement, glaucoma test, audiometric test, speech and hearing therapy, and even ultra-sounds and electrocardiograms.
The majority of the recipients were laborers and Asian expats from Indian, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who make under 2,000 QAR a month.