NCC’s support to national efforts to combat COVID-19 highlighted

Chief Executive of the National Communication Centre (NCC) Ahmed Mohammed Al Mennai affirmed the centre’s ongoing efforts to unify media discourse and coordinate with local, regional and international mass media to highlight Bahrain’s development and civilisational achievements under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The NCC Chief Executive praised the relentless national efforts and the support accorded to the centre by all parties to assume its role as an active partner in backing the reform and modernisation march spearheaded by HM the king with the support of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.

The NCC Chief Executive underlined the centre’s ongoing support to the national efforts of Bahrain Taskforce to Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19), in cooperation with all ministries and government institutions. He pointed out the kingdom’s success in handling the pandemic, noting that the centre has published 160 media works in local, regional and international mass media, overseen the invitation of media persons to cover press conferences of the national taskforce, organised 12 visits to the field Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at the Military Hospital and the field hospital in Sitra. He added this resulted in publishing approximately 75 news and reports in local, regional and international mass media and responding to 120 queries from regional and international mass media.

The NCC Chief Executive lauded the response of public institutions to the centre’s initiatives which yielded outstanding results in 2019, including the publication of 611 media works in regional and international mass media, facilitating the entry of 1406 media persons to the kingdom, participation in 15 international functions, mapping out 66 communication plans for government establishments, supporting 50 government functions, holding 103 meetings with international mass media, organising 81 media meetings and press conferences and compiling around 1633 files for daily media reports and analyses.