SCH Chairman, NBB Chairperson inaugurate Multiple Sclerosis Centre

Manama, Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH), inaugurated NBB’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centre in Muharraq alongside Hala Yateem, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB).

Dr. Jaleela bint Al Sayed Jawad Hassan, Minister of Health; Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Governmental Hospitals; NBB’s Board of Directors and Executive Management team, and several officials, were present at the inauguration.

The SCH Chairman praised the full support and attention that the kingdom’s public healthcare sector receives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

He emphasised that this achievement stands as a testament to the civil and developmental objectives of the National Health Plan (2015-2026).

Lt. Gen. Dr. Shaikh Mohamed bin Abdullah pointed out that the MS Centre
is a prime example of a successful partnership between the public and private sectors and reflects the national organisations’ commitment to social responsibility through the implementation of various projects aimed at benefitting the public.

He expressed his appreciation for the generous support provided by NBB to finance the Centre’s construction and equipment in accordance with the highest standards.

Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulaziz commended the role of the Ministry of Works in supporting the efforts of Government Hospitals in implementing its strategic initiatives.

He noted that the Ministry of Works took into account all the healthcare requirements when designing the project at the highest engineering standards.

The Government Hospitals Chairman further added that the Centre includes seven outpatient clinics, an MRI diagnostic department, a physiotherapy department that provides manual exercise therapy, special and general treatment rooms, a laboratory and pharmacy, a scientific research centre, a lectur
e hall, medical warehouses, a service building, administrative offices, and parking spaces.

Hala Yateem, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NBB said, “The NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre is a landmark achievement that will substantially improve the lives of patients in Bahrain. We are honoured to be a part of this collaborative effort spearheaded by the Kingdom’s visionary leadership and made possible through the dedication of numerous organisations. We are confident that the Centre will play a vital role in advancing healthcare in the Kingdom, and fostering innovation and research in this critical field.”

Usman Ahmed, Group CEO of NBB, added that the NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre represents a significant leap forward for MS care in Bahrain. By providing advanced diagnostics, treatments and rehabilitation, the Centre will play a crucial role in providing essential support to MS patients.

“We are proud to partner with the Supreme Council of Health on this milestone initiative. This aligns perfectly with
our core values of social responsibility and signifies our focus on initiatives that empower individuals and communities to thrive.”

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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