BAS wins hospital catering contract
Manama, June 17, 2013
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has won a catering services contract from the Health Ministry.
The catering division of BAS has been appointed to supply more than 500 breakfast meals to Salmaniya Medical Complex patients for an initial period of six months, said a statement yesterday.
The meals will cover seven different menus and fully comply with world-class health and medical care standards.
The company declined to disclose additional information on the contract including financials.
The contract award comes a year after BAS started providing fully-integrated quality catering services to King Hamad University Hospital.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve one more of Bahrain's main medical centres," Bahrain Airport Services chief executive George Saounatsos said.
"We continue our business diversification strategy based on our core expertise, capitalising on the good reputation established by our health care catering services," he added.
The company has a modern catering infrastructure spread over an area of approximately 11,000 square metres with a maximum production capacity of 35,000 meals daily, the chief executive said.
"A hazard analysis critical control point system is in place with stringent international hygiene regulations and standards.
"Our catering services division has won many prestigious international awards in recognition of its innovations and quality," he said.
Health Ministry public and international relations director Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Rifai said the ministry is keen to raise the level of health care with high quality responses to the needs of individuals.
"We believe that well-prepared food aids recovery and we ensure that patients receive the impeccable quality and hygiene standards that they require," he said.-TradeArabia News Service