Bahrain - Health ins. law ‘to provide high-quality services’
Wednesday, 04 14 2021, Category: Health, Country: Bahrain
MANAMA: The new health insurance law was in the spotlight at a key meeting yesterday.
Supreme Council for Health (SCH) President Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa held a webinar with the editors-in-chief of local newspapers.
He said the new law paves the way for the national social insurance scheme which will cover the needs of citizens and residents.
“The programme aims to provide high-quality health services while optimising the use of resources to obtain the best results. It also aims to ensure the rights of the patient,” he said.
Under the scheme, the patient has the right to choose a service provider, and the private sector gets the opportunity to provide basic and complementary services as a partner with the public sector.
The system will encourage hospitals to obtain national and international accreditations and compete with each other for the quality of services provided.
He stressed the importance of the national health plan, which will revolutionise the health sector by 2025 and ensure its sustainability and funding.
He also stressed the importance of the self-management scheme for the primary healthcare system.