MANAMA: Bahrain's health sector is one of the government's top priorities, the HRH Crown Prince has pledged. His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, said that Bahrain places health on top of its concerns because it provides significant humanitarian services to the community.
He made his remarks yesterday while receiving at Riffa Palace chairman and members of the newly-elected body of the Bahraini Medical Society, congratulating them on their recent successful elections and acknowledging the society's role in supporting community health awareness programmes.
These ensure the health of citizens in association with public authorities by laying down plans to develop policies commensurate with international standards.
HRH the Crown Prince added that provision of public health services is the government's responsibility.
"However, we can use international expertise in financing this sector in order to achieve sustainability desirable for everyone," he said.
HRH the Crown Prince praised the high standards of Bahrain's medical cadres.
He also praised their good reputation which has made Bahrain a prime destination for medical tourism.
HRH the Crown Prince wished them further success.