‘A source of pride’

TDT | Manama

His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa paid tribute yesterday to medical and nursing professionals, as well as volunteers in the Kingdom, for their keenness to answer the call of duty and be in the frontline of preserving Bahrain’s health security.

HRH the Premier was speaking as he received, at his palace in Riffa, Supreme Council for Health (SCH) president and National Taskforce for Combatting Coronavirus (COVID-19) chairman Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.

HRH the Premier said that Bahrain boasts distinguished national medical professionals who are a source of pride for everyone, and they deserve thanks and appreciation.

He noted that Bahrain is reaping the fruits of its efforts to develop its human resources in the educational and health fields, so as to be effective elements in building, developing and protecting the nation.

HRH the Prime Minister issued directives to study a suitable mechanism to appreciate and reward them for their dedication and commitment to the noble human values of medicine and medical professions.

HRH the Premier also directed to follow up on and provide all the needs of the medical and nursing professionals so as to be able to carry out their duties to the fullest, as well as protect them from risks.

HRH the Prime Minister hailed their tremendous efforts to protect society from diseases and epidemics, thus entitling themselves to be a supportive element of the development process in the Kingdom.

HRH the Premier stressed that the health system in Bahrain has proven its merit and its ability to deal with the requirements of the current crisis, which, he said, is the fruitful outcome of the foundations on which the medical and other sectors had been built.

This has enhanced Bahrain’s reputation as a country that respects humans’ right for a decent life and health security. “This would not have been possible hadn’t the government been keen on strengthening the health infrastructure, as well as upgrading and developing the health sector in accordance with an ambitious strategy aimed at improving public health and enhancing the quality of health and treatment services, according to the latest world systems,” HRH Premier said.

HRH the Prime Minister extended congratulations to all the affiliates of the health sector on World Health Day, stressing that the world recalls with pride the great efforts and roles of the medical and nursing staff for the sake of ensuring the health and safety of everyone.

HRH the Premier expressed pride in the high sense of patriotism showcased by all Bahrainis, who rallied together to volunteer and serve the nation in order to overcome the challenge created by the spread of COVID-19, and deal with it with awareness and responsibility, commensurate with the requirements of the current phase.

The SCH president expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the government, led by HRH the Prime Minister, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, for their sound directives that have contributed to the Kingdom’s success in overcoming the challenges the world is going through.

Dr Shaikh Mohammed lauded HRH the Premier’s unwavering interest in the health sector, as well as his constant keenness to follow up closely the efforts of the national campaign to combat COVID-19 and get assured about the health situation in the Kingdom to ensure that the best services are delivered to Bahrain’s citizens and residents.