Because Your Precious is Our Precious Too
Sidra Medicine has partnered with the nation-wide Qatar Child Safety Program “Ghalai” to promote child safety in vehicles.
Choosing and installing a car seat can be an overwhelming task for most people. Ghalai is ready to help you work through all your questions and worries when it comes to car seats.
The Ghalai station at Sidra Medicine is a custom-built air-conditioned center, located in the basement parking (Tower A) of our main hospital. The station can accommodate two cars and aims to serve patients and families as well as the general public.
It is manned by certified child passenger safety technicians who will provide education for parents and/or caregivers regarding car seats. This includes benefits of wearing car seats/ the most suitable types of car seats based on age and weight. The technicians will also demonstrate and teach parents how to properly install a car seat and help them install their own car seats in their cars.
Location: Tower A – basement parking lot of main hospital
Working hours: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm from Sunday to Thursday
For inquiries: Call 4003 3331
Parents can drive in without having to make an appointment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Ghalai program does not offer or sell car seats. It is a free consultation service manned by trained technicians who will advise you which car seats would be appropriate and once you have made your purchase, you can bring it to the Ghalai station where the technicians will teach and demonstrate how to install the car seats in your car.
The QCPS “Ghalai” program – which means my precious in Arabic, is set up by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health and led by Hamad Medical Corporation.
It is a joint collaboration featuring government and non-governmental organizations including Sidra Medicine – who are actively working together to help ensure child passenger safety and to support parents and caregivers with the right resources and educational tools.
You can download the Ghalai safety booklet here.