Wed, 25 March 2020
Following the directives of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), a health clinic and food company are collaborating to offer advice on how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Bahrain to needy families.
London Breast Care Centre and All Food for Food Stuff will also be distributing fruits and vegetables to families affiliated with Al Noor Charity Welfare in Riffa. This follows the launch of the campaign ‘Together for the Safety of Bahrain’ on Sunday based on the directives of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW).
The SCW campaign aims to support the efforts of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bahrain and to strengthen positive interaction among the components of the society under the "Team Bahrain" spirit and to directly provide for the urgent needs of women and their families in cooperation with partners from various sectors.
The campaign also seeks to secure psychological and social stability for all family members, the development of a conscious and responsible societal culture in such circumstances, and strive to demonstrate the positive best practices by the community members in their solidarity in such critical circumstances in order to limit the risks and consequences of the coronavirus.
“My duty, as a person first and as a doctor second, makes it necessary for me to be present here and provide all kinds of advice and possible guidance to all the people in our Kingdom. This is what we have actually been doing extensively on social media, and we hope that these tips are heeded by everyone and contribute to limiting the spread of the virus,” Dr. Sara Al Reefy, owner and manager of the centre, said.
The distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables is due to their positive effects on health. “These nutrients are among the most important elements for strengthening the human immune system, which is what we strongly need in the face of this fierce virus, since body resistance is a key component in healing,” she said.
“I advise everyone to strengthen their immune system through proper nutrition, direct exposure to the sun for a short time and inhaling fresh air,” she added.
Mohamed Abdulaal, owner and CEO of All Food, said the initiative was based on the sense of social responsibility and the commitment to assisting Bahraini families adopt a healthier diet. “This is a simple contribution within the great efforts of our wise leadership in facing the global crisis,” he said.
“In Bahrain, praise be to God, the matter is still under control and our situation is good thanks to the wise management of the crisis from the beginning by our leaders and the government,” he added.
He called on all people in Bahrain to abide by the safety and prevention measures and to take great care of themselves, their families, relatives and loved ones. “We call upon every citizen and resident not to spare effort, time or money to help in the confrontation of the virus and to stand along with our wise leaders, so that God may remove this crisis, and we can all resume our normal lives,” he concluded.