Health minister visits bus accident victims
Health Minister, Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh, has paid an inspection visit to the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) to get assured about the health situation of eight people who had been injured during a recent tragic bus accident in Saudi Arabia.
The wounded were welcomed by the Health Ministry's Undersecretary, Dr. Waleed Al-Manae, on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport.
The minister visited the Short Stay Unit, where she met the wounded and their relatives.
She urged doctors and nurses to continue providing them with all necessary care and treatment.
Al-Saleh met all patients who had been injured during the tragic bus accident, and was informed about the treatment they have received so far in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, wishing them speedy recovery.
She stressed that they would receive all necessary care and treatment until they recover fully.
The minister also inspected the units and equipment that had been prepared to receive all those injured in the accident, commending the tremendous efforts exerted by all the Health Ministry's affiliates to follow-up on the health situation of the wounded.
She stressed that taking care of Bahrainis, wherever they are, is among the priorities of the government.
The Health Ministry's Undersecretary, while meeting 12 people who had been wounded at the bus accident, highlighted the government's constant keenness to take care of Bahrainis in Bahrain or abroad, noting that the Ministry had activated an emergency plan as soon as the tragic accident happened to provide all necessary treatment for the wounded and ensure their safe return.
He asserted that all the Ministry's facilities had been prepared to receive the wounded and provide them with the necessary treatment.
Nine other patients are expected to return to the kingdom tomorrw, along with a Bahraini medical team which was deployed to take care of them while in Saudi Arabia.
The patients and their families valued highly the support provided for them by the Health Ministry in Bahrain and abroad, and extended thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, for their directives to the competent authorities to take care of them.
Scores of people, while on their way to performing Umrah, were injured when their bus overturned on Al Qasem- Madinah highway.
Source: Bahrain News Agency