World Health Organisation praises Bahrain’s virus strategy

The Geneva-based UN agency lauded Bahrain’s holistic approach in responding to the pandemic, commending the pre-emptive measures and preventive policies which contributed to curbing the spread of the virus.

The acknowledgement came in a letter of thanks addressed by WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh.

He praised Bahrain’s co-ordination with the organisation to monitor the development of the pandemic and its compliance with WHO resolutions.

He lauded the government’s efforts to develop the health and therapeutic system to combat Covid-19 and enforce precautionary measures, in addition to its solidarity with other member states to find a vaccine.

Dr Ghebreyesus reiterated WHO support to Bahrain’s steps to combat all epidemics, including Covid-19, and achieve its health priorities, stressing the importance of following up on the implementation of the WHA 73.1 resolutions.

Bahrain was proactive in developing pre-emptive plans, taking precautionary measures to curb the spread, and implementing the highest tracking standards. It stepped up efforts to increase the capacity of hospitals, quarantine centres, and isolation facilities, in addition to increasing the number of lab tests, intensive care equipment, and protective equipment.

A complete plan was also drawn up to recruit, qualify and train the necessary manpower, Dr Ghebreyesus said.

Bahrain has also succeeded in managing cases and improving the therapeutic capacity, as demonstrated by the effectiveness of the approved treatment protocols, which enabled a large number of existing cases to recover from the virus.

Bahrain was the first Arab country to join the “solidarity test” for vaccine and start clinical trials for plasma therapy.

Dr Ghebreyesus had earlier praised His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on designating the first Wednesday of November to observe Bahraini Doctor’s Day and launching award named after the Premier to honour outstanding practitioners.

The Geneva-based UN agency lauded Bahrain’s holistic approach in responding to the pandemic, commending the pre-emptive measures and preventive policies which contributed to curbing the spread of the virus.

The acknowledgement came in a letter of thanks addressed by WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh.

He praised Bahrain’s co-ordination with the organisation to monitor the development of the pandemic and its compliance with WHO resolutions.

He lauded the government’s efforts to develop the health and therapeutic system to combat Covid-19 and enforce precautionary measures, in addition to its solidarity with other member states to find a vaccine.

Dr Ghebreyesus reiterated WHO support to Bahrain’s steps to combat all epidemics, including Covid-19, and achieve its health priorities, stressing the importance of following up on the implementation of the WHA 73.1 resolutions.

Bahrain was proactive in developing pre-emptive plans, taking precautionary measures to curb the spread, and implementing the highest tracking standards. It stepped up efforts to increase the capacity of hospitals, quarantine centres, and isolation facilities, in addition to increasing the number of lab tests, intensive care equipment, and protective equipment.

A complete plan was also drawn up to recruit, qualify and train the necessary manpower, Dr Ghebreyesus said.

Bahrain has also succeeded in managing cases and improving the therapeutic capacity, as demonstrated by the effectiveness of the approved treatment protocols, which enabled a large number of existing cases to recover from the virus.

Bahrain was the first Arab country to join the “solidarity test” for vaccine and start clinical trials for plasma therapy.

Dr Ghebreyesus had earlier praised His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on designating the first Wednesday of November to observe Bahraini Doctor’s Day and launching award named after the Premier to honour outstanding practitioners.

 

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/836970/Bahrain’s-virus-strategy-hailed

 

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