12% Annual Increase in Health Services Cost
Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Supreme Council of Health, said that the rate of increase in the cost of health services range from 10-12% per year.
MoH Denies Banning Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Patients in Private Hospitals
The Ministry of Health (MoH) denied what was circulated in media channels about banning the sickle cell anemia patient medicine in private hospitals, stressing that the circulated news is baseless.
Official Document: More than 45 Thousand Citizens Suffer from Chronic Diseases
Statistics issued by the Ministry of Health until end of 2017 showed that the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases and registered in the ministry like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases reached 45189 cases.
Prime Minister Issues Edict Appointing 5 Directors at Health Ministry
Bahrain’s Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued Edict 1/2018 appointing directors at the Ministry of Health.
Health Ministry: 8664 Sickle Cell Disease Patients Registered in Ministry
The Health Ministry said that the number of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients registered in the ministry and who benefit from the primary and secondary healthcare programs is about 8664, adding that 4271 are males while the remaining 4393 patients are females.
Health Ministry Urges Not to Politicize Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Treatment
Bahrain’s Health Ministry urged not to politicize the issue of treating the spiritual leader of Shiite majority Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Report Lists Top Diseases that Led to Deaths in Bahrain
A report about top diseases in Bahrain revealed that the diseases that caused death in 2013 included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections, breast cancer and others.
NHRA Suspends 7 Labs until Ensuring “Quality of Analysis Results”
Head of healthcare facilities in the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) Dr. Maha Al-Kuwari said that the NHRA, in cooperation with Health Ministry- public health laboratory being a reference lab accredited by the World Health Organization- evaluated all the results and works of labs found in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Imam Zainulabidine Blood Donation Campaign Collects 400 Blood Units
Imam Zainulabidine blood donation campaign collected 400 blood unites within 9 hours, according to organizers.
Supreme Council of Health Pushes to Employ Unemployed Doctors in Private Hospitals, Says Nothing about Public Sector
The Supreme Council of Health stressed on necessity to start putting an effective national strategy to train and employ graduate Bahraini doctors, review the regulations and training and employment lists and overcome all the obstacles based on extensive study on this matter.
Health Ministry Proposes Medical Cadre that Raises Basic Salaries and Bonuses, Training Program for Fresh Graduates
Health Assistant Undersecretary for Human Resources and Services Fatima Al-Ahmad said that the ministry proposed to the civil service bureau a new cadre with an increase in basic salaries and bonuses reaching a value of 19 million BD.
Local Newspaper: Welding Shop Detected Maintaining Medical Equipment
The Al-Bilad local newspaper said that the National Health Regulatory Authority in Bahrain recently detected “one of the violators who maintains medical equipment in a welding shop”.
140 Bahraini Doctors Unemployed since 4 Years
Local newspaper said that there are about 140 Bahraini unemployed doctors who were not employed by the ministry of health although they graduated 4 years ago.
Ministry of Health Loses 40 Doctors, 37 Administrators
Health Minister Faeqa Al-Saleh disclosed a number of administrative resignations in the Ministry of Health reaching 37 cases. Meanwhile, the minister explained that 40 doctors submitted their resignation, 26 were considered normal retirement and 14 were early retirements.
Formula 1 Medics Complain for Not Receiving Dues since Last Year’s Race
A number of medics complained that the Ministry of Health has not yet given them their dues in return to the work they did during the Formula 1 Race in 2016 and 2017.
Death Certificates of “Freedom Martyrs”: Death Cause “Gunshots” in Head, Chest and Pelvis
The official death certifications issued by the forensic physician in the Ministry of Health stated that the freedom martyrs passed away due to “shots”. Meanwhile, the martyrs received shots in different places.
Supreme Health Council Chairman Announces Introducing Fees on Medical Services
Chairman of the Supreme Health Council, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, said that there is a proposal to introduce a small payment in exchange for some medical services provided for citizens.
Ministry of Health Raise Expatriates’ Medical Fees to 7 BD, Stops Dispensing of Medications from Official Pharmacies
Ministry of Health increased the health services fees on the expatriates. The general medical consultation fees reached 7 BD as well as that of the dental consultation.
First-Aid Man Dismissed from Ministry of Health after Serving One-Month Jail Term over Assembly
An employee in the Minister of Health, Ahmad Hilal, was surprised to receive a dismissal letter on November 22, 2016 after he finished his one-month jail term over assembly.