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The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The permanent requirement for exchange, expertise and capacity building in the medical field was underlined yesterday by the Minister of Health.
This happened when Dr. Jalila Hassan inaugurated the second Health Regulation Conference and Exhibition at the Bahrain Conference Center, Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The three-day conference organized by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) with the BDA covers a variety of topics, including granting and renewing accreditation of hospitals and medical centers, developing of regulations and laws, licensing of healthcare institutions, launching of “Monshaat” and “Mehan”, regulating and arbitrating the use of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, as well as related matters.
“This conference will contribute a lot to the health sector of the Kingdom in terms of strengthening our national skills.
Innovation is essential to ensure the efficiency and sustainability of the health system.
NHRA CEO Dr. Maryam Al Jalahma said the conference would highlight many topics including licensing of healthcare facilities, regulation of medical equipment companies, licensing and renewal accreditation of hospitals and medical centers, as well as working on new legislation with legislators.
Speaking through the video conference room, Dr. Graham McMahon, President and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in the United States, said continuing medical education is something that regulators should highlight.
“The current environment in which healthcare professionals operate is very complex and continuing medical education is the only way to acquire skills that can meet the demands of changing regulatory standards in the sector.”
The three-day conference aims to promote engagement and collaboration among healthcare professionals and broader entities as well as representatives of health and care industries who have various specialties.
These include delegates from the medical, pharmaceutical, patient safety and medical education industries, as well as representatives from the healthcare institutions themselves.
Additionally, accreditation experts from the region and around the world will guide participants.
The main objective of the conference is to precipitate an exchange of ideas on the implementation and management of health regulations.
An “exhibition” is also organized alongside the conference to showcase the services (and products) of several participating organisations.
The conference also provides a platform for the exchange of views between all practitioners in the field of health and medical care – as well as the service sector – from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Persian Gulf.
A range of healthcare related topics will be topics of conversation including; strengthen the leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the field of health, health, education and training, health and medical research, investments in health, data protection in the fields medicine and public health, among others.
The Health Regulation Conference and Exhibition provides a venue for medical and health service providers in various fields and will introduce them to the most recent advancements in the role of the Supreme Health Council in creating and monitoring the implementation of the national health plan.
The plan aims to develop the entire health service system in line with the goals of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.
It was also developed in conjunction with the government’s plan for national progress in the sustainability and quality of health services offered to citizens (such as the national health insurance program, which is part of the strategic objectives) and to raise general level of medical care afforded to residents and citizens of Bahrain.