Bahrain to celebrate Doctor's Day every November

The day will pay tribute to the efforts of frontline medical staff

Bahrain to celebrate Doctor’s Day every November

Bahrain is set to celebrate the efforts of frontline medical staff every November with a dedicated day, it has been announced.

The Kingdom will now celebrate Bahraini Doctor’s Day on the first Wednesday of November every year.

As well as the special celebration, the Shura Council has decided to launch an award that will recognise outstanding Bahraini doctors in the therapeutic and medical research fields.

Shura Council President Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, who made the announcement, commended the sacrifices and dedicated efforts of doctors and health personnel, who stand on the frontline to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect citizens and residents’ health and safety.

The news comes after it was revealed that Bahrain was experimenting with the use of robots on coronavirus wards to reduce medical staff’s exposure to the virus.

There are two robots currently in use, one of which can examine a patient's body temperature, serve meals and provide medicine. The other sterilises surfaces around the building by beaming out pulses of ultraviolet light.

A new ICU field hospital for coronavirus patients has been built in Sitra, with 152 beds and 55 doctors and 250 nurses on staff.

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