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  The GCC Joint Meeting with the Ambassadors of the GCC States in Bangladesh

GCC- Dacca

The GCC participated in the joint meeting with the Ambassadors of the GCC States in the Republic of Bangladesh, members of the Gulf Central Committee for the GCC Expatriates Health Check-up and the GCC Health Council, held on Monday, 18 November 2019, in Dacca.  The meeting aims to emphasize the role of GCC Embassies in activating and implementing the E- system for the examination of expatriates.
In his opening speech, HE Toaib Bin Salim Al Alawi, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Republic of Bangladesh welcomed the ambassadors of the GCC States and representatives of the GCC General Secretariat and the Health Council, and thanked the Secretariat for the continuous coordination to organize this meeting.
In his speech, Mr. Mohsen Mubarak Al Dosari, Director of the Health Department thanked the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman for hosting this meeting, as well as the Ambassadors of the GCC States for their keenness to participate actively in the meeting. He also emphasized the role of GCC Embassies to activate the decision of the Supreme Council at its 36th session in Sakhir, December 2016 on the examination of expatriates, which includes obliging the GCC embassies to implement and activate the E- system and not to deal with any health center is not approved by the GCC Health Council.
During the meeting, the GCC Health Council gave a presentation on the E- system, its mechanisms and the role assigned to the GCC Embassies in activating it and ensure quality, in order to maintain the health security of the GCC States. The presentation included the distinguished role played by the GCC Embassies in the Republic of Bangladesh, through their cooperation in activating the program during 2019, as a result, the number of unhealthy cases issued by the GCC States has been reduced. The application has also contributed to labor-exporting countries to help them detect endemic diseases that they had no knowledge of.
Embassies are the first line in protecting the GCC health security, and it's important to continue coordination and cooperation between the GCC Embassies and the Health Council in this regard. The GCC Health Council has approved 60 health centers in three cities in Bangladesh aimed at screening expatriate workers.