Search Board of Directors Physicians with the Executive Chairman of the National Commission to regulate the professions and health services Dr. Mariam Athbi JALAHMA during the joint several issues related to health clades in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the work of doctors meeting, the meeting focused specifically on the issue of “medical errors”, on the back of the issuance of court rulings recently the right of some doctors in medical errors issues.
The Board of Directors listened to explain Wafi from Dr. JALAHMA for assigned the Authority and the terms of reference of the role and work of the various committees, the Assembly also took note of the ambitious plans of the body, where they are currently working to make practicing medicine exam electronically instead of the old way, and make the calculation of CME points united all government and private hospitals, as well as the request of the medical licenses of the different body electronically and transactions.
In a related study of the association’s proposal and the inclusion of insurance on medical errors and reveled to protect the presence of a doctor, in line with the implementation of the health insurance plan.
On the other hand, the Chief Executive of the Authority, Dr. JALAHMA provided a detailed presentation on the size of the cases considered by the Commission regarding medical errors and methods of its committees work in this regard, the quality of judgments handed down by the body and up to a maximum cancellation of medical license, and the provisions of booking it is the prerogative of the courts are due to the judge’s discretion to order, as JALAHMA indicated that the Authority investigation committees made up of 15 doctors representing various disciplines, government and private agencies, and explained that the law gave the Authority the validity of medical error or not determine as a neutral technical point.
Confirmed by the Medical Association during the meeting the need to touch the resentment when doctors and the seriousness of turning the issue of medical error to “Msult sword on the necks of doctors”, which would have serious negative consequences on the psyche of doctors and giving and their productivity because they are left facing their own fingers and bear upon themselves the results of what may be natural health complications internationally recognized.
The Assembly stressed the role of the Ministry of Health and all health institutions in Bahrain in providing the necessary cadres protection and ensure that they are not subjected to pressure the charges before deciding on the investigation on the subject of the issue of medical error, and the provision of supportive environment and support for medical staff, including easier for them to focus in their work sensitive, which requires dealing with patients and their lives.
The Assembly indicated that they felt the case of general dissatisfaction with doctors in various disciplines, who have lost a sense of security and threats to their reputations, especially since the doctor in Bahrain suffers mainly from many of the issues related to weak material yield, long working hours, and other challenges.
Chairman of the Medical Association, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah noted a senior role of the Supreme Council of Health and the National Authority for regulating the professions and health services in the development of medical and health system in Bahrain, and the openness shown in dealing with medical issues, including “medical error.”
Said Dr. High in a statement after the meeting, “As we know, there is considerable confusion in society between errors and medical complications, and is suggesting that the doctor is solely responsible for the medical error in advance and definitive must deal with this issue, but must take into account other issues such as hospital infrastructure administrative and other system. ”
He added, “Nevertheless, we do not accept or justify acceptance of medical mistakes in hospitals, but we demand to provide all means and possibilities to reduce them and to identify the technical and administrative causes and studied scientific study minutes away from the passion and then processed and make sure to avoid them in the future, we call for the taking into account this issue in all its aspects and dimensions, and the question of taking the consequences that entailed for the doctor and the medical system as a whole in mind. “