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Launch of NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre Marks Milestone in Bahrain’s Healthcare Collaboration

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A New Chapter in Bahrain’s Healthcare – Multiple Sclerosis Centre in Muharraq opened

In a significant leap forward for Bahrain’s healthcare landscape, the National Bank of Bahrain’s (NBB) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centre in Muharraq was inaugurated, marking a monumental achievement. The centre, a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors, boasts advanced facilities aimed at revolutionising MS care in the kingdom.

Supreme Council of Health (SCH) chairman Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa opened the centre alongside NBB Board of Directors chairperson Hala Yateem, in the presence of esteemed dignitaries including Health Minister Dr Jaleela Al Sayed, Board of Trustees of Governmental Hospitals chairman Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, and Government Hospitals chief executive Dr Maryam Al Jalahma. Also present were NBB’s Board of Directors, executive management team, and several other officials.

The NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including seven outpatient clinics, an MRI diagnostic department, a physiotherapy department that provides manual exercise therapy, special and general treatment rooms, a laboratory and pharmacy, a scientific research centre, a lecture hall, medical warehouses, a service building, administrative offices, and parking spaces, is set to significantly enhance MS care in Bahrain.

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Emphasising the collaborative spirit behind the centre’s inception, Lt Gen Dr Shaikh Mohammed hailed it as a prime example of successful partnerships between public and private entities. He lauded NBB’s generous support in financing the centre’s construction and equipment, aligning with the highest standards of healthcare provision.

“This achievement stands as a testament to the civil and developmental objectives of the National Health Plan (2015–2026),” said Lt Gen Dr Shaikh Mohammed.
“The MS Centre is a prime example of a successful partnership between the public and private sectors and reflects the national organisations’ commitment to social responsibility through the implementation of various projects aimed at benefitting the public.
“We appreciate the generous support provided by NBB to finance the centre’s construction and equipment in accordance with the highest standards.”

Shaikh Hisham commended the Works Ministry for its role in ensuring that the centre’s design met the highest engineering standards while catering to specific healthcare requirements.

“The NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre is a landmark achievement that will substantially improve the lives of patients in Bahrain,” said Ms Yateem expressing pride at the opening of the centre.
“We are honoured to be a part of this collaborative effort spearheaded by the kingdom’s visionary leadership and made possible through the dedication of numerous organisations. We are confident that the centre will play a vital role in advancing healthcare in the kingdom and fostering innovation and research in this critical field.”
NBB Group chief executive Usman Ahmed echoed this sentiment, emphasising the Centre’s pivotal role in advancing MS care and aligning with the bank’s core values of social responsibility and community empowerment.

“The NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre represents a significant leap forward for MS care in Bahrain,” he said.
“By providing advanced diagnostics, treatments, and rehabilitation, the Centre will play a crucial role in providing essential support to MS patients. We are proud to partner with the SCH on this milestone initiative. This aligns perfectly with our core values of social responsibility and signifies our focus on initiatives that empower individuals and communities to thrive.”

The inauguration of the NBB Multiple Sclerosis Centre stands as a testament to Bahrain’s commitment to providing world-class healthcare services and fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors for the benefit of its citizens.

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