HRH the Prime Minister instructs ministerial committees to study response options in emergencies
TDT | Manama
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa directed ministerial committees to conduct studies and discuss possible options that ensure government bodies are capable of swiftly addressing any urgent developments that may result from the current crisis, so as to mitigate their impact in various sectors. HRH the Premier said this as he received at his palace in Riffa yesterday Deputy Premier HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Premier HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, in the presence of HH Shaikh Ibrahim bin Hamad Al Khalia.
HRH the Prime Minister stressed the importance of providing scientific studies that help in dealing with current challenges and facing any crises that may arise in the future, especially with regards to developing medical and health services, including ambulance and emergency services. HRH the Premier stressed on the importance of adhering to the spirit of innovation and creativity in the performance of various government departments, as well as of constantly developing the human capabilities commensurate with the requirements of various circumstances.
“Upgrading the efficiency and standards in the delivery of services to the citizens, and developing what has been built so far in this regard are the ultimate goal of the government’s keenness on providing everything that facilitates their living,” he said. HRH the Prime Minister exchanged Ramadan greetings and good wishes with the audience, praying to Allah the Almighty to bless Bahrain and its people with further prosperity and to protect them from evil and pandemics. HRH the Premier expressed sincere congratulations to all Bahraini citizens, including public and private sector employees, paying special tribute to the medical and nursing staff who are at the front-lines confronting the coronavirus (COVID-19) and setting themselves as role-models for dedication and sacrifice.
HRH the Prime Minister said that the tremendous national efforts being exerted by the medical and nursing professionals to protect the safety and health of everyone have increased the level of awareness of the citizens and residents. They have also supported the government’s efforts to fight the virus significantly and place Bahrain among the leading countries in recovery rates and success in containing the pandemic locally.
HRH the Premier emphasised that “the current conditions make us more eager to enhance the performance of various government departments and to continue upgrading human resources by benefiting from this experience, especially with regards to the health sector, medical staff, as well as the emergency and ambulance services so as to be able to deliver services to the citizens more rapidly and efficiently.”
HRH the Prime Minister was informed about what has been done so far regarding his directives to facilitate for citizens amid the current circumstances, meet their various needs, as well as support the economy and private sector enterprises. HRH the Premier underlined the need to preserve the Kingdom’s marine sites, environment and wildlife, given their importance in achieving food security as well as in protecting heritage sites with great tourism value.