Captain Miguel Cubano: The American base in Bahrain adopts the "Serene Psychiatry Hospital" as the main and official center for the treatment of American forces and their families in the Gulf countries and the region Admiral's medical advisor at the US base visits Serene Hospital to congratulate and praise its medical services and inaugurate a new phase of cooperation with this new cooperation, military personnel and their families in Bahrain will be able to receive mental healthcare without the need to travel to the US.
The programme has also attracted the attention of US military branches in other Gulf countries and will see their soldiers transferred for treatment to Serene’s facility in Bahrain.
During his visit to congratulate the hospital, Captain Miguel Cubano, medical advisor to Admiral Cooper in the US Navy, Captain Cubano praised the psychiatric services that patients had receive at the hospital.
“Given the hospital’s success in providing the required treatment to the American army in Bahrain, the praise of a large number of soldiers in the army and those working at the base, the American base decided on April 4, 2022, to develop the required service to be integrated services that include diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and sometimes follow-up,” he said.
Captain Cubano added: The protocols in force at the American base did not allow the provision of such a program to transfer soldiers and their families in Bahrain to inpatient care for more than five days, or to intensive care in outpatients at all. Serene Hospital proved to be a very high safety profile hospital and showed a real and remarkable distinction in providing treatment to our forces.
This helped us to proceed to the second wave of the program. This phase will be in coordination with the Commanding Officer CAPT Fisak at NAS Sigonella to reapply the same protocol of the program launched in Ohio.
“The protocols in force at the American base did not allow the provision of such a programme to transfer soldiers and their families in Bahrain to inpatient care for more than five days, or to intensive care in outpatients at all,” Captain Cubano explained.
“Serene Hospital proved to be a very high-safety profile hospital and showed a real and remarkable distinction in providing treatment to our forces which helped us to proceed to the second wave of the programme.”
Present at the event were consultant psychiatrist and chief executive officer Dr Abdel Karim Mostafa, board of directors chairman Dr Rawaa Gabi, consultant psychiatrist Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim and Near patient programme medical manager.
The President of Serene Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Abdul Karim Mustafa, stressed that working with colleagues from the American base is inspiring and helped us develop our performance to compete with the performance of international centers, adding, "The truth is that they play the role of families for American patients in the family intervention program that helps the patient to be empowered on his life."
Dr. Abdulkarim Mustafa stated: the credit of this success should be given to leadership of the kingdom of Bahrain who gave the guidance and support to the health sector of Bahrain.
Serene Psychiatric Hospital is the only entity that provides this service to the American base forces and their families in Bahrain.