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Kuwait marked a lot of victories in struggle towards COVID-19 in 2021

KUWAIT: Well being Minister Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah displays the e-COVID-19 vaccine certificates at the Kuwait Mosafer platform on the Kuwait Vaccination Heart in Mishref on January 14, 2021. —Photograph via Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The next is a record on main occasions associated with Kuwait’s well being sector all the way through 2021:

Jan 1: The Ministry of Well being pronounces the primary coronavirus loss of life this yr.

Jan 19: Two Kuwaiti ladies who got here from Britain had been inflamed with a coronavirus variant.

Jan 21: The Ministry of Well being pronounces rescheduling of coronavirus vaccination appointments, as shipments from the producing corporate (Pfizer/BioNTech) can be behind schedule for Kuwait and the entire international.

Feb 2: China’s Nationwide Heart of Gerontology received His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Prize for Analysis in Well being Take care of the Aged and in Well being Promotion.

Feb 11: The Ministry of Well being opens 5 further COVID-19 vaccination facilities, bringing the overall quantity to fifteen, along with two halls at Kuwait World Fairground in Mishref.

Feb 24: The Ministry of Well being permits hospitals, well being facilities and personal clinics to buy COVID-19 vaccines from the native distributer or corporations generating it after being approved and licensed via the ministry.

April 1: Kuwait’s MoH introduced that 252 sufferers are receiving remedy in extensive care gadgets.

April 4: MoH recorded 14 loss of life circumstances of COVID-19.

April 10: Kuwait expanded COVID-19 vaccination to seven extra websites.

April 11: Kuwait introduced a mass vaccination marketing campaign to vaccinate workers in supermarkets, retail outlets, and mosques.

April 19: Kuwait’s MoH reported that 254 sufferers are receiving remedy within the ICU.

April 21: MoH reported 14 deaths because of COVID-19.

April 21: Kuwait’s MoH acquired everlasting club within the pharmacological well being group’s program to observe drug protection.

Might 14: WHO arrange a different web page on its web site in reputation of Kuwait’s partnership with the group in going through crises and well being problems around the globe.

Might 30: Kuwait inaugurated a drive-thru vaccination heart at Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway.

June 7: Kuwait signed offers with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for vaccine provide.

June 14: Kuwait’s Well being Ministry showed sure circumstances of the Delta variant.

June 21: Kuwait’s Well being Ministry won the primary consignment of anti-COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer by way of the World Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi).

June 22: Kuwait’s MoH reported 1,962 COVID-19 circumstances up to now 24 hours, the rustic’s best selection of day by day infections on the time.

June 28: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Specialization (KIMS) signed scholarship settlement with Great College in France to permit Kuwaiti docs learn about medication and obtain Fellowship in numerous specializations.

June 30: Well being ministry reported 296 sufferers had been within the ICU.

July 4: MoH introduced greater than 2.3 million COVID-19 jabs got since release of the nationwide vaccination marketing campaign.

July 6: MoH registered 1,993 new COVID-19 circumstances and 20 deaths.

July 15: MoH mentioned 341 folks had been in ICUs.

Aug 23: Kuwait won six Lebanese voters who had been injured in a gasoline tanker’s explosion to be handled within the Gulf state.

Sept 6: MoH designated six clinics for PCR checks.

Sept 25: MoH introduced that it will get started giving the COVID-19 booster pictures.

Oct 9: MoH opened registration for 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Oct 26: America’ Facilities for Illness Keep watch over and Prevention (CDC) decreased Kuwait’s coronavirus classification to ‘low possibility’.

Nov 4: MoH introduced discharge of the ultimate affected person from Kuwait Box Clinic.

Nov 23: MoH introduced that ICUs had been empty from COVID-19 sufferers.

Nov 23: MoH introduced that the American affiliation of blood banks renews reputation of Kuwait’s blood, immunity, blood transfusion and genetic trying out laboratories.

Dec 5: MoH introduced the ‘Q8Seha’ smartphone software to serve well being want of Kuwaitis and expatriates.

Dec 8: MoH introduced the primary case of the Omicron variant in Kuwait. — KUNA

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