Health Ministry sets up work teams to implement Government Innovation Competition’s winning ideas

Manama: The Health Ministry will set up work teams to study the implementation of the winning ideas of the third edition of the Government Innovation Competition (Fikra).

The move is in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, while chairing this week’s regular Cabinet session, to ministries and government agencies to include the winning ideas in their programmes and projects, in order to continue to promote innovation across the public sector.

In this regard, the Health Minister gave instructions to form work teams to include the winning ideas within the Health Ministry’s action plan. The teams are tasked with preparing periodic reports on the progress of the implementation of those ideas, in order to be submitted to the Government Executive Committee, led by HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The Health Ministry’s winning concepts include ‘Expanding Mental Health Services in the Community’ project, presented by Buthaina Al Asfoor and Dr. Ali Al Salman, of the Psychiatric Hospital at the Ministry of Health, and the ‘Medic in Every Home’ project, presented by Kawther Foad Salman and Nadia Jasim Abudrees.

Chairing the Health Ministry’s management’s weekly meeting, the minister lauded the high level of the creative and innovative ideas and their role in enhancing the quality and efficiency of the services delivered by the health sector to the citizens and residents.

The Health Ministry’s officials praised HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s forward-looking vision to include such outstanding ideas in the government’s action plan in order to implement the vision and objectives of the competition aimed at stimulating creativity and innovation in the public sector.

The Minister expressed hope that the goals of the winning ideas will be implemented on the ground in order to achieve maximum benefits from them and meet the needs and requirements of the coming period.