New committee targets Bahrain’s health sector
Manama, August 25, 2014
A new committee to support free consultations to private sector health clinics has been formed by the Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Development Society.
The ‘Private Clinics and Health Centers Development Committee’ is chaired by Dr Fadheela Mohammad and is aimed at providing further development opportunities for this sector, said a statement.
Ahmad Al Saloom, chairman of Bahrain SMEs Development Society, said: “The private clinics and health centres are an important segment of the Bahraini economy. The total value of investments in this segment is estimated to around BD 300 million ($787.9 million). The committee is targeting 120 clinics and health centres and it will provide its members with free consultations.
“During the past three weeks, the committee started to visit a number of health centres, and so far five clinics have joined the committee as members and they request ideas and proposals to develop its business.”
“We will continue to meet other clinics and offer them with various services that we can help them to get such as getting advanced and modern equipments. during our meetings with clinics managers, we found out that they have sufficient skills but some of them lack modern equipments,” said Al Saloom.
“We will co-operate with National Health Regulatory Authority and Bahrain Medical Society to attract new investors in the Health sector. Also, we will work with existing clinics and help them in cutting their cost by facilitating the process of getting support from both Tamkeen and Bahrain Development Bank,” he added.
The Bahrain SMEs Development Society has planned to organise a specialised medical exhibition in the field of medical equipments during December, where a number of international specialised companies and GCC companies will take part, said the statement.
It will provide the opportunities for the health sector specialists to buy the latest and advanced equipments, it added. - TradeArabia News Service