SCH President Lauds the Significant Academic and Scientific Role Played by AGU

During his visit to the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), His Excellency Lieutenant General Doctor Shaikh Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and President of Bahrain Council for Health Studies and Specialties, praised the significant academic and scientific role played by the University within the joint Gulf action system, which seeks to achieve sustainability and excellence in providing health services.

Touring the facility, he was accompanied by Her Excellency Dr Jalila bint Sayed Jawad Hassan, Minister of Health, a number of senior officials in the health sector and the Council, and His Excellency Dr Saad bin Saud Al Fuhaid, President of AGU.

HE SCH President reviewed the progress of the assessment exams held today for students who met the admission criteria to take the exams, stressing the continued interest and keenness to increase the absorptive capacity of medical training, out of belief in the fundamental role of medical training in enhancing the efficiency of Bahraini doctors, which is reflected in the quality of healthcare.

On this occasion, HE SCH President expressed gratitude and appreciation for the effective partnership with AGU and its contributions to achieving the key goals of the Bahrain Council for Health Specialties.

He further underlined that the visit follows the announcement of launching the “Resident Doctor” programme of the Arab Board and the Saudi Board, through which admission and registration were opened for training vacancies for the academic year 2023-2024 in various specialties of human medicine. The programme was launched by the Bahrain Council for Health Studies and Specialties, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Labor Fund “Tamkeen”.

For her part, HE the Minister of Health reiterated the constant support offered by the Kingdom of Bahrain to national doctors, stemming from the belief in the importance of investing in the human element as it is the focus of comprehensive development in all sectors, the most important of which is the health sector.

HE the Minister noted that the launch of the “Resident Doctor” programme will effectively contribute to training more doctors in order to achieve the desired goals and aspirations. She also thanked the President of the University and all the employees working there for their efforts in the logistical organisation of the examinations.

Moreover, Ms Maha Abdulhameed Mofeez, Chief Executive of Tamkeen, stated that the programme reflects Tamkeen’s commitment to developing national cadres, especially in the health sector, and creating more opportunities to train and qualify Bahrainis to make them the best choice in the labour market, and provide the health sector with promising job opportunities, which contribute to achieving a positive impact on the national economy.

On his part, HE Dr Al Fuhaid stressed AGU’s keenness to continue supporting and strengthening effective cooperation and partnerships between the Ministry of Health and the Bahrain Council for Health Studies and Specialties with the University, in order to carry out and develop multiple leading training programmes to serve the health sector in various fields.

It’s noteworthy that the Bahrain Council for Health Studies and Specialties is responsible for ensuring compliance with national and international accreditation standards regarding health training, and improving training results with the aim of preparing, developing and qualifying workers in the health sector.

The Council also endeavours to raise the efficiency of local health cadres and improving their professional performance, in order to achieve comprehensive development of medical and health services in the Kingdom. This is done by supervising the establishment, follow-up and evaluation of training programmes and preparing them to obtain international recognition, establishing a mechanism for issuing certificates in each of the national health specialties and programmes, and establishing the equivalence and evaluation of professional certificates granted by the various training programmes.

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