Tender to secure lodging of new Pakistani medics; Jabs rate picks up

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: In the context of following up the government’s aggressive measures to contain COVID-19 spread in the country, the Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) recently agreed to offer a tender to arrange hotel apartments for medical delegations that will soon arrive in Kuwait from Pakistan, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to health officials, these apartments are sufficient for 500 people. The tender period will be for one year from the date of the arrival of the medical delegations, provided that the tendering authority will undertake the tender procedures for them.

Meanwhile, the pace of the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign is accelerating to reach the desired community immunity to ensure the return to normal life within a short period. In this regard, officials affirmed that the increase in vaccination rates in all centers has led to the introduction of vaccination dates for different segments. They explained that most centers are currently witnessing the administration of the second dose of vaccines, with the exception of a few citizens and residents who are receiving the first dose now due to various reasons.

The high rate of vaccination has contributed to alleviating the pressure on healthcare workers, especially in the vaccination campaign, which is an indication that the campaign goals will be achieved, especially if the health requirements are adhered to.

The sources highlighted that one of the indicators of the Ministry of Health’s success in its campaign is the streamlining of attendance at the Abdali Center for COVID-19 vaccinations, compared to the numbers that flocked the Wafra Center weeks ago. They revealed that the total number of those who received vaccination in Abdali from last Monday until yesterday exceeds 2,000 people who received the first dose, adding that the center’s capacity was to vaccinate 4,000 people per day.

The sources added that about 29,000 people were vaccinated in the period from August 19 to September 2. In this regard, the Chairman of the Supreme Committee to Fight COVID-19 Dr. Khaled Al-Jarallah affirmed the epidemiological decline locally and in the Gulf region, with the continued increase in the rate of vaccination of school students and the rate of community immunization. In his Twitter account, he highlighted the need to secure seasonal vaccinations in anticipation of the season of viral diseases, and maintain preventive health precautions

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