In line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to further strengthen the development and efficiency of the Kingdom’s health sector – six more health centers will now operate 24 hours a day bringing those operating around the clock to nine across the Kingdom.
HE Dr. Jalila Al-Sayed Jawad, Chief Executive Officer of Primary Health Care Centers, affirmed that the nine health centers will be fully equipped to work around the clock, providing medical coverage for the immediate treatment of urgent cases related to family medicine. Incoming cases would also be referred as emergency cases to hospitals, if necessary, as ambulances would be operating at some of the centers.
Dr. Al-Sayed expressed her thanks and appreciation for the diligence shown by Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, HE Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and by the Minister of Health, HE Faiqa bint Saeed Al-Saleh, in implementing the directives of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, aimed at further enhancing the efficiency of quality healthcare services to all. Dr. Al-Sayed also noted the importance of the successful joint co-operation between the Executive and Legislative authorities and their efforts to meet and exceed the expectation of citizens for enhanced health service availability.
Dr. Al Sayed further highlighted that the health centers that will work around the clock will be distributed across various governorates, namely: North Muharraq Health Center and BBK Center in Muharraq Governorate, the Hamad Kanoo Health Center, Youssef Engineer Health Center and Jaw Askar Center in the Southern Governorate, the Sitra Health Center and Jidhafs Health Center in the Capital Governorate, and the Mohammed Jassim Kanoo Health Center and the Sheikh Jaber Health Center in the Northern Governorate.