Minister of Health: Bahrain’s health professionals continue to safeguard the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents

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Manama,  Feb. 29(BNA): The Minister of Health, HE Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, highlighted the Ministry’s confidence in its national health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly to safeguard the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents. 

 

HE further highlighted the Ministry's efforts in implementing a mobile testing process for citizens returning from Iran during February, in order to ensure full medical examinations are carried out as per official measures applied to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). HE added that the mobile testing units will provide citizens with the comfort of being tested in their areas of residence and allow for efficient medical examinations to be carried out across the Kingdom, to ensure all citizens remain safe.

 

HE underlined the Ministry’s commitment to combating COVID-19, reiterating His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister’s remarks on the importance of all citizens and residents uniting to preserve the Kingdom’s health and safety.


HE the Minister noted that if patients being examined by the mobile testing units test negative, they will be instructed to follow the health guidelines outlined by the Ministry, which include self-isolation for a total of 14 days, while being granted a paid medical leave for 14 days.

 

The Minister concluded by reiterating the importance of all citizens and residents abiding by the international health guidelines issued by the Ministry, and for all individuals returning from Iran during February to call the 444 hotline number, isolate themselves at home, follow further instructions given by the medical team, and schedule medical examination as soon as possible.

 

 

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