The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) announced its support for the expansion of Al Malaki Specialist Hospital, which includes transforming the hospital to a multi-specialty hospital with additional specialties thus creating new quality job opportunities for Bahrainis. This support comes as part of Tamkeen’s ongoing efforts to support the growth and development of private sector enterprises, especially those operating within high potential sectors such as healthcare.
Commenting on this, Her Excellency Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) highlighted that Tamkeen’s commitment to supporting the development and growth of the healthcare sector in the Kingdom is due to its importance in the national economy as well as its ability to provide quality job opportunities for the Bahraini talent which is in alignment with the national priorities outlined in the government program and the economic recovery plan.
She added: “in addition to the noble humanitarian mission adopted by healthcare enterprises in the Kingdom, they also actively contribute to enhancing a number of other sectors such as medical tourism and wellness stays, thus reflecting positively on the national economy.”
Mr. Rohit Srivastava, the CEO of Al Malaki Specialist Hospital, expressed appreciation for the support provided by the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) in implementing the hospital’s planned expansion. He stated that the expansion will add more specialties like orthopedics, gastroenterology, urology, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, and others resulting in a significant increase in the hospital’s capacity. Additionally, the hospital owners have a long-term vision to expand the facility.
The hospital’s expansion plan of its medical services includes the addition of the latest equipment with advanced and internationally-approved technologies for treating various medical conditions. Additionally, the hospital’s international visiting doctors’ program will be enhanced with specialists across various fields, promoting medical tourism and providing advanced treatments from expert practitioners in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
It is worth mentioning that Tamkeen recently announced support initiatives aimed at the healthcare sector which included support for the employment of Bahraini doctors and dentists who have graduated recently or are jobseekers in clinics and hospitals with a minimum wage of BHD 800, as part of Tamkeen’s National Employment Program. Furthermore, the initiative also includes supporting wage increments for Bahraini doctors currently employed in private hospitals through the Train and Grow program, while also incentivizing hospitals that maintain the percentage of Bahrainization among their doctors and supporting the career development of the national workforce by providing financial support for educational loans in partnership with several local banks.