KUWAIT CITY, June 9: With the increase in the pace of the vaccination of students who are studying abroad in order to facilitate their travel procedures to attend exams, Treasurer of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) – Egypt branch Dr. Nasser Al-Otaibi announced that more than 1,400 students from various countries were vaccinated through the Mosafer Clinic at the Islamic Medicine Center in Sabah Health Zone, reports Aljarida daily. He indicated that the average vaccination rate of students is approximately 120 students per day, with the students studying in Egypt constituting the largest segment.
In a press statement, Dr. Al-Otaibi revealed details about the cooperation between the Egyptian Students’ Union and those in charge of vaccination in the center for facilitating their procedures without any obstacles. He explained that the students have to present proof that they are either on scholarship or studying at their own expense, their civil ID and passport, and the travel tickets. If there is a student who was infected with COVID-19 and cannot be vaccinated until after 90 days, the student must present an exception certificate from the Mosafer clinic with a document obtained from the Ministry of Health’s “Shlonak” app about the end of his quarantine period, with the date of infection and the date of recovery. Dr. Al-Otaibi said, “A student is excluded from travel starting from the second day after taking the dose. A certificate of the receipt of the first dose is issued through the “Immunity” app of the Ministry of Health without the need for two weeks to pass. A student who received two doses can travel without taking an exception certificate after two weeks from the date of vaccination”.
He appreciated the efforts exerted by the Director of the Mosafer Clinic Dr. Samira Al-Qabandi and the employees of the clinic in overcoming the obstacles that students and restaurants face. Meanwhile, Dr. Al-Otaibi thanked the Education Committee of the National Assembly for agreeing to increase the stipend of university students to KD 300, and that of married students to KD 350. He affirmed that this law would pass through all official channels and will not be ignored.