Marking the announcement of the winners of the Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Doctor, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa congratulated the doctors who won his award in its two categories. He expressed pride in the honourable achievements brought about in the scientific research field, lauding the doctors’ dedication in performing their noble medical profession and serving the community.
HRH the Premier also congratulated the Undersecretary of his court and the award’s Secretariat General Chief Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa for his successful management of the award, lauding the secretariat’s high organisational competence. He praised the high competition and large participation by Bahraini male and female doctors who submitted scientific researches and studies that reflected deep knowledge and awareness of the importance of scientific research in achieving progress.
HRH the Prime Minister asserted that scientific research is the mainstay of development and advancement in civilised societies. He pointed out the government’s constant keenness to support the research efforts, mainly in the medical field, given the importance of researches in optimizing services. He stressed that crediting Bahraini citizens for their distinguished accomplishments in various sectors has contributed remarkably to stoking the spirit of competition and promoting the culture of creativity and innovation.
HRH the Prime Minister pointed out that the well-deserved achievement made by Bahraini women in winning the award in its two categories reflects distinction of Bahraini women and their pioneering role in the medical field and other areas. He affirmed that the accomplishment is an added value to the record of achievements brought about by Bahraini women thanks to the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government’s keenness to enhance their role as an active partner in the development march.
HRH the Premier said “through this award, we have been keen to affirm our great appreciation to our sons and daughters, the Bahraini doctors, who embody the authentic essence of the Bahraini personality that is unique in its giving and sacrifices for the sake of the homeland.” He added that highlighting the honorable models in scientific medical research enhances the efficiency and sustainability of services provided in the health sector, and contributes to motivating doctors to continue working diligently.
HRH the Prime Minister wished the doctors further success, stressing that honouring them is a recognition of their humanitarian contribution to serving the community and building the nation. He thanked the doctors for working in the front lines in facing the coronavirus pandemic, lauding their dedicated and noble efforts in combating the pandemic and protecting people’s health and safety.