Bahrain’s Ambassador to Israel Khaled Yussef al-Jalahma visited Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer on Sunday.
Jalahma marked his first visit to the medical center alongside his wife and Bahrain’s Deputy Ambassador to Israel Abdul Karim Alansari.
Sheba’s director Prof. Yitzhak Kreis was there to greet the Bahraini dignitaries before hosting a meeting where they discussed the center and future collaborations between both parties.
After the meeting concluded, the ambassador went on a tour of the hospital – led by deputy director Dr. Moshe Ashkenazi. The tour featured a number of elements at the hospital, such as an educational preparation room for pediatric medical procedures, a pediatric inpatient ward, an intensive care unit and a therapeutic music room.
The group also met with various patients and specialists, including Prof. Raz Somekh, director of the Department of Pediatrics and a national expert and researcher in the field of congenital diseases of the immune system. The Bahraini dignitaries also met with Shahar Reshef, an art therapist, who spoke about the educational and mental environment given to children in the hospital.
Israel’s largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer was founded in 1948 – the same year as the State of Israel. Renowned for its research facilities, Sheba was ranked as the 10th best hospital in the world by Newsweek in 2021 – falling from 9th place in 2020. Both spots made Sheba the highest-ranked hospital in Israel.