Bahrain doctors told to shun politics
Manama, April 19, 2012
The Prime Minister of Bahrain yesterday (April 18) called on doctors to steer clear of politics and protect their noble profession from infiltration by extremist factions.
HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa praised the successful board elections of the Bahrain Medical Society, which reflected a determination to uphold the professional role of the society.
HRH the Premier was speaking as he received the society's new board.
He reiterated the government's commitment to improving professional conditions and raising living standards of medical and health practitioners.
He instructed the Civil Service Bureau to study suggestions submitted by the society in this regard.
HRH the Premier urged doctors to take part in the nation's affairs like any civil society and to firmly support the interests of the motherland.
He also urged them to keep abreast of latest developments in their field and contribute to the development of medical and health facilities.
He hoped the society would remain unharmed by a faction's unethical activities. He cited the kingdom's success over the past four decades in boosting medical services which helped it to rank amongst countries having the least fatality rates and longest life spans.
He said the government's policy was to expand health services focusing on specialist medical centres to provide the best services for citizens.
Health Minister Dr Sadiq Al Shehabi and society chairperson Dr Maha Al Kuwari thanked HRH the Premier for his directives. – TradeArabia News Service