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Prince Naif Thanks the Minister of Granting 21 Hospitals CBAHI Certificates
31 August 2010
Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, communicates his thanks to the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah and Ministry's staff where 21 hospitals won CBAHI Certificate after being subjected to 881 international health quality standards.
His highness wrote in his thanks letter: "we would like to deliver our thanks and recognition to your Excellence and all Ministry's staff for your high achievements and efforts in this significant area, asking Allah to bless you all"
Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabeeah, expressed his gratitude and thanks to his Highness, stressing on the received support from the Government and confirming on the Ministry dedication to exceed our leadership expectations and providing people's health needs.
His Excellence added that these hospitals were the first to win CBAHI certificates but won't be the only according to the Ministry's strategic plan, which will be implemented during the coming 5 years.
For the first time, Ministry of Health celebrates the granting of CBAHI certificate to 21 governmental hospitals such as King Fahd Specialist Hospital- Dammam and Al Babtain Medical Centre. As part of the Ministry's dedication to provide high quality of health services to all citizens and residents in the Kingdom, these Hospitals were subjected for more than 881 international standards included all provided health services.
The Ministry clarified that the preparation procedures for this evaluation lasted for more than a year which includes upgrading professional and administrative systems, patient safety procedures in all departments through 22 fields, which included a number of significant aspects in providing health services.
The Ministry added that the Minister of Health instructions, regarding health quality standards in hospitals are beening handled as a strategic plan for the Ministry, where health quality standards and patient's safety cannot be separated. 
Therefore, health services quality and patient's safety are the main concern in most of countries. As a result, the Ministry of Health developed a strategic plan based on the Minister's guidance, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, where all hospitals must compliant to international health quality standards in order to enhance health services and reduce medical mistakes, since 60 hospitals will be evaluated  next year.

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