An inauguration ceremony of the Royal Medical Services College for Nursing and Human Sciences was held last week under the patronage of Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief deputized Minister of Defence Affairs, Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, to attend the ceremony, which was held in conjunction with the BDF anniversary on February 5, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
In an inaugural speech, Commander of the Royal Medical Services, Major General Professor Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, expressed happiness about the opening of the College, stressing the advanced level attained by the Military Hospital. He stressed that those feats would not be realized without the unflinching support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and continuous follow-up of the BDF Commander-in-Chief.
Then, the Minister of Defence unveiled the plaque declaring the opening of the new College. An induction video show about the new facility was also presented during the celebration. After that, the Minister of Defence Affairs toured the College’s departments and facilities, including simulation clinical labs to provide practical training for the nursing competencies, a computer lab and a library.
The Minister of Defence commended the efforts made to build the College which will contribute to further upgrading the health sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He lauded the unwavering support of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister. He also praised continuous follow-up of the BDF Commander-in-Chief.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yusef Ahmed Malallah, Assistant Chief of Staff for Human Resources, Major General Sheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa and senior BDF officers.
In another development, the BDF Commander-in-Chief received, at the BDF General Command, the outgoing UK Maritime Component Commander, Commodore Dean Bassett, who introduced to him his successor, Commodore Edward Ahlgren.
Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, was present.
The Commander-in-Chief welcomed the UK delegation, and praised the efforts exerted by the outgoing UK Maritime Component Commander throughout his tenure, wishing his success every success.
He further lauded the distinguished deep-rooted friendly Bahraini-UK relations, praising the steady progress of bilateral ties across various fields, particularly regarding the exchange of expertise and military cooperation.
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, and a number of senior BDF officers also attended.