MoH continues to expand vaccination units
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: The Ministry of Health continues its efforts around-the-clock to expand the vaccination units for medical and technical staff in health areas, such as the Sabah Specialized Medical District which two days ago joined the regions of Farwaniya, Al-Adan and Al-Jahra and inaugurated the facilities to vaccinate health workers against ‘Covid-19’.
Director of Al-Sabah Medical District, Dr. Ahmed Al-Shatti informed the Al-Seyassah daily about 1,000 health workers from the Al-Sabah region had registered via the online platform for vaccination, saying 293 people were vaccinated over two days, confirming the progressive increase in the number of vaccinated people in the region after news spread of the self-experience among doctors, nurses, technicians, engineers, administrators and legal workers in the region and in the central departments as well as from the Department of Health Promotion, Overseas Treatment, Records, Health Information Center, General Medical Council and the Department of Laboratories, as well as other sectors such as agriculture, workshops and medical engineering. The senior official called these medical personnel ‘live ammunition’ we need to confront the coronavirus.
He added, “We launched the vaccination unit for medical, technical and administrative personnel in the region two days ago at the Islamic Medicine Center, within the framework of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to increase the number of vaccinations within the target segments of society and to increase the number of the total community percentage of vaccination. He added, the place has been equipped with complementary and concerted efforts exerted by the Islamic medicine center, public health, information technology center, nursing staff, pharmacy, public relations and administration sectors, in concert with media efforts and social media platforms.
He said the working hours at the vaccination unit during the exploratory phase start from eight in the morning until one in the afternoon, and that over the first two days 293 workers were vaccinated, pointing out that the vaccination mechanism depends on registering on the electronic platform and that the registered person can proceed directly to the center for vaccination, noting health professionals from more than 20 hospitals and medical centers received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Al-Shatti called on all workers in the region to register and apply to the Islamic Medical Center for vaccination, taking advantage of the priority of acceptance and spatial proximity. Director of Al Farwaniya Hospital Dr. Mohammad Al-Rashidi said about two thousand people in the Farwaniya health area were vaccinated during the first week of the launch of the Covid- 19 vaccination unit in the region, indicating that the daily average is 310 people, and that the unit works in two shifts — mornings and evenings — for medical staff.
The center provides 4 to 6 vaccination rooms, in addition to a doctor from the preventive health medicine who is present in the observation room, in addition to a reception and statistics office, a resuscitation room, and a reception room that can accommodate 30 people.
By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff