SCH President congratulates Primary Healthcare Centres for Diamond-level Accreditation

Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH), lauded the success of Bahrain’s Primary Healthcare Centres in obtaining the diamond-level accreditation by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for its excellence in meeting the standards of primary health services.

The president hailed the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to develop the health system.

He added that this accreditation for primary health care centres requires a series of comprehensive evaluation stages carried out by a neutral and independent body to determine the extent of the health institution’s commitment to quality and patient safety standards.

The accreditation of primary health care centres comes as part of the commitment of all government health facilities to Article 48/2018, which stipulates the necessity of achieving optimal quality health services.

Dr. Shaikh Abdullah said that Bahrain has taken pioneering steps in developing the health sector as it has been a model in dealing with various medical issues and in prioritizing citizens and residents’ welfare.

The ACI praised cooperation over 15 years of successive and continuous achievements with primary health care centres, the most recent of which was the primary health care centres obtaining diamond accreditation without any requirements.

The level of health services in the centres was praised, noting the high professionalism enjoyed by the staff. The health sector in the centers, which confirms the extent of the care and attention that the esteemed government attaches to excellence in the health sector.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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