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Kuwait tops ‘shots’ drive – KD 30 for PCR

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27, (Agencies): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday said the State of Kuwait was the first among nations for securing vaccination against COVID-19 for all. The international community has chosen the logo, “vaccine for all,” depicting the desire for an international partnership for securing the vaccines for nations of the human race, said the prime minister, during a meeting with the local chief editors.

Immunization in Kuwait is a process conducted according to a timetable and a schedule. “We have vaccinated up to 35,000 citizens and residents so far,” he revealed. “Shipments of the jabs have stopped throughout the world because suppliers are re-examining the needs, “and we hope to receive the new shipment of the vaccines by February 15,” he added. Kuwait has begun injecting people with Pfizer, he said, indicating that there was high demand for the approved British vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said the PCR test for corona virus is set at 30 dinars for government and private hospitals and private medical centers, while at the same time announcing the formation of an investigation committee to exclude some of those who do not meet the vaccination requirements for taking the vaccine, pointing out that the Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah has stressed on the necessity of informing of submitting him the report as soon as possible, says Al-Seyassah.

The ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad confirmed no virus infection has been detected among persons who have received the second dose of the vaccine saying the possibility of infection after the vaccination is taken is very low – as low as 95 percent. He pointed out that the corona-related occupancy rate in intensive care wards increased by 2% during the past weeks due to what he called ‘wrong practices’, pointing to the rearrangement of appointments for new registrants at the vaccination centers according to the availability of vaccinations, indicating that each category has a daily vaccination quota and that messages for vaccination are sent based on the availability

Meanwhile, Director of the Health Licensing Department, Suad Abel, has sent instructions to hospitals and private centers, dental centers, and all other treatment centers indicating that the price of PCR examination for the “Covid-19” is set at 30 dinars. She indicated that the Medical Licensing Committee Decision No. 1 of 2021, issued on Jan 23 has given the nod to fix the price for PCR test at 30 dinars. The number of frontline workers dealing with corona pandemic in the Ministry of Electricity and Water reached 11,000 and all of them have been classified under the second category, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources.

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