Over 250 children from over six schools in Bahrain took part in a hand hygiene session by one of Bahrain's biggest private healthcare groups. As part of World Health Day, Al Hilal Hospital & Medical Centres conducted various initiatives to connect with the youngsters in Bahrain yesterday.

Fun and engaging activities such as drawing competitions on the theme ‘How to be healthy’, hand hygiene session, functional fitness and mixed martial arts session and free health check-ups were conducted in various branches of the hospital.

Speaking to Albilad “As an organization into health care delivery, we wanted to take some initiatives which would connect well with the public and go a long way in being beneficial to our society. We found it best to connect with students and teach them about hand hygiene as they are mostly the ones who get exposed to pets and other things while playing and they probably wouldn’t do this” said Al Hilal Hospital & Medical Centres Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharath Chandran.

 

“As an initiative, we felt this was the right move to get connected to health and in fact, this is just the beginning. Children from over six schools were present for the sessions. We actually would now go back to these schools and train the students entirely of that particular school through these trainers. So we basically wanted to train a set of kids who can champion the cause of hand hygiene” he added.

During the hand hygiene session, children were taught as to why it was important to wash their hands. The whole concept of the event was to teach children the importance of health and physical fitness.  Dr Sharath also demonstrated the six steps children could follow while washing their hands.  Trainers from UFC Gym shared the significance of physical fitness by taking functional fitness and mixed martial arts session.

The private hospital has been conducting various campaigns and launching initiatives over the years to extensively help the community in Bahrain every way possible.