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Extra mobile health units for elderly

Bahrain News
Wed, 16 Dec 2015

Bahrain: Additional mobile health units catering to Bahrain’s elderly will be introduced, Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh revealed during parliament’s weekly session yesterday.

However, she said qualified paramedics must first be in place before the initiative is launched. She was responding to a question on increasing the number of such units from the current one in each
governorate.

“There are mobile units available with the Labour and Social Development Ministry and we are co-ordinating them whenever needed,” said Ms Al Saleh.

“They are not enough and we are working to get more, but that requires specialised paramedics, which are unavailable at the moment. 

‘We are working tirelessly to ensure the elderly are not forced to visit medical facilities and get their services at home – and we are managing with whatever is
available.” Meanwhile, Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer said government homes in the Northern Town would be distributed by the end of next year or early 2017.

Parliament was delayed for 30 minutes yesterday because not enough MPs showed up for the session to
start on time.

Eventually it went ahead with the required quorum of 21 MPs, out of a total of 40 MPs in parliament.

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