Minister hails contribution of Chinese professionals

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Chinese community has been “part and parcel of (the) team” of doctors, nurses and other professionals in providing a successful health service in the country, the health minister said yesterday.

Speaking during the ministry’s Chinese New Year celebration in Kg Anggerek, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yusof said that the bonds between the different cultures working together within the Ministry of Health (MoH) gave a sense of family, belonging and pride.

“This event tonight offers us a great opportunity to further strengthen our friendships and build upon our sense of cohesive teamwork and understanding to deliver the best standards of care to the public,” he said.

He added that the New Year offered an opportunity to reflect upon the successes of the past year, which included the first successful renal transplant operation as well as the establishment of a renal artery denervation service in the country.

“This is partly (due to) the understanding of the nature and responsibility of health professionals, who are very committed and dedicated to their work professionally (as) it is no use having the best surgeon in the world if he does not have the right support,” the health minister said.

“Let us not forget the ever-growing group of allied health professionals who relentlessly provide a range of direct patient care and support services (which are) critical for the delivery of care to our patients to ensure best clinical outcome, particularly for those who suffer from multiple and complex health conditions,” he added.

Pehin Dato Hj Adanan said that the public perception and confidence to healthcare services can only be further enhanced by health professionals having proper ethical conduct and good practice guidelines.

“This will ensure that the patients remain at the heart and the core of everything we strive to accomplish (and) this approach is in line with MoH’s strategy in emphasising ‘patient-centred care’.”

Wishing the audience “Gong Xi Fa Chai”, the health minister hoped that the Year of Horse will bring good health, better successes and happiness in future.

The New Year celebration was organised by the Chinese healthcare professionals of the MoH.

The Brunei Times