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MOH to Celebrate Tomorrow Graduation of the First Batch of the Infection Control Diploma
26 August 2013
Under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is celebrating tomorrow (Tuesday, 27/8/2013, corresponding to 20/10/1434H) the graduation of the first batch of the Infection Control Diploma for the year 1434H. The commencement ceremony will be held at the MOH Main Auditorium.
 
The Deputy Minister for Public Health, Dr. Ziad Bin Ahmad Memish, has pointed out that the commencement ceremony is meant to celebrate the graduation of 51 male and female students of various health specialties. Doctors, pharmacists and supportive medical groups have joined this program; to get a diploma on infection control accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). Furthermore, Dr. Memish went on adding that “graduates have received training at five hospitals in different regions of the Kingdom, namely: the two King Faisal Specialist Hospitals and Research Center (KFSH & RC) in Riyadh and Jeddah, King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam, and King Fahd Hospital (KFH) in Jeddah.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Memish has underlined that the MOH's efforts in the field of infection control will not stop by graduating this batch, noting that MOH is so keen to keep on such consecutive courses, which will be reflected positively on all Kingdom’s hospitals during the coming period. Moreover, he has indicated that the graduates will be the first bedrock for establishing health facilities free of infection, meanwhile compatible with the international standards.
 
Over and above, Dr. Memish stated that, with the ever increased awareness of infection associated with health care provision, it has become increasingly important to find health practitioners specialized in the prevention and control of infection within health facilities, working alongside the health practitioners; in order to put into effect the international standards for infection control, as well as reducing the risk of infection transmission at MOH health facilities, in an endeavor to attain a healthy environment free of infection.
 
 
 



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