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Bahrain earns advanced ranks in combating pandemic: Minister Al Saleh

TDT | Manama

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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, received yesterday cables of thanks from Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al Saleh, who praised royal directives and support to the health sector and frontliners.

In the cables, the Minister hailed Bahrain’s strides and advanced ranks among other countries in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, paying tribute to HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister for their support.

She congratulated HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister on the success of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ visit to Bahrain to open the WHO office and take stock of the Kingdom’s drive to combat the COVID-19.

Minister Al Saleh also extended thanks to HM the King, hailing royal support to the Ministry and the National Medical Taskforce for Combating COVID-19, led by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. The Minister noted that Team Bahrain’s efforts have placed the Kingdom as an international role model in safeguarding the health of citizens and residents. Al Saleh wished HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister continued good health, and for Bahrain further progress and prosperity.

Global praise

Bahrain’s great efforts in the health field, and success in achieving an advanced level has earned the praise of World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during his official visit to Bahrain.

Member of the Council of Representatives, MP Khalid Buong, said that the opening of a permanent WHO office in Bahrain reflects the Kingdom’s success in the health field, and represents an advanced step towards strengthening the country’s cooperation with the international body.

The lawmaker hailed Bahrain’s successful experience in cushioning the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, thanks to the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the patriotic efforts of Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

He also lauded the solidarity and awareness of the Bahraini people, as well as the massive involvement of Bahraini youth in voluntary work, enabling Bahrain to achieve good results in countering the pandemic and ensuring the safety and health of the citizens and residents.

Depth of cooperation

Special Envoy for Climate Affairs and CEO of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Daina met Dr Ghebreyesus.

Dr Bin Daina stressed Bahrain’s pride in his visit, which reflects the depth of cooperation between the Kingdom and the WHO, noting SCE’s keenness to strengthen this cooperation in the common areas between health and the environment.

The special envoy noted that Bahrain has succeeded in managing health waste resulting from caring for coronavirus patients in all sectors, including hospitals and quarantine sites, in a safe manner through the best environmentally advanced treatment technologies available.

He highlighted the WHO’s support in resulting the edict related to managing medical waste, which reflects WHO’s care and keenness to come up with solutions in order to combat this pandemic

. A number of environmental issues were discussed and the WHO’s Director-General was briefed on the Kingdom’s efforts in managing dangerous chemicals, improving air quality, and managing medical waste.

Dr Ghebreyesus expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by SCE to support the national plan implemented by Team Bahrain under the directives of HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister in order to combat the pandemic. He stressed that this pandemic needs a comprehensive stand, which can be achieved with the cooperation of all members of the society, in which Bahrain has succeeded in implementing.

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Dr Bin Daina and Dr Ghebreyesus discuss about cooperation on health and environment