Health Minister affirms Bahrain’s keenness to develop in disease response and pandemic control


Manama, June 18 (BNA): Dr. Jalila bint Sayed Jawad Hassan, Minister of Health, met Badr Saif Al Rawahi, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases in the Sultanate of Oman.

The minister stressed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has taken pioneering steps in the field of disease response and epidemic control, which reflects the government’s continuous support for preventive programs, especially through training national cadres and strengthening components of the health system at various levels.

The Kingdom is hosting Al Rawahi to present a vaccine management workshop, which aims to train those responsible for vaccine services in Bahrain on effective administration of vaccines.

Dr. Ijlal Faisal Ali Al-Alawi, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health, inaugurated the workshop, which was organized by the Directorate of Public Health, from June 17 to 22.

During the inauguration, Dr. Al-Alawi explained that the Ministry’s keenness to organize this workshop reflects its keenness to ensure effective management of vaccines and follow-up on their storage in accordance with international requirements in order to preserve their safety and effectiveness.

She noted the importance of training health personnel in the various health institutions that provide vaccination services, in order to preserve the Kingdom’s achievements in the field of vaccines, combating infectious diseases and ensuring the quality of vaccination services.

Dr. Al-Alawi thanked the sponsoring company and the Director of the Communicable Diseases Department in the Sultanate of Oman for their contribution in organizing this workshop, which helps to improve medical services in the Kingdom.

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