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Posted On: 7 April 2021 03:45 pm
Updated On: 8 April 2021 10:30 am

MoPH announces new measures to improve entry and waiting for Covid-19 vaccine at QNCC

Vrinda Abilash
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In a Tweet, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced the new measure set to improve entry and waiting for Covid-19 vaccination at QNCC.

The Ministry said that there are several new measures that have been taken to improve the entry and waiting process for patients wanting to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). Authorities taking part in the implementation and development of the new measures are the Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, the Ministry of Interior, Al Fazaa, MADLSA, QNCC and the Qatar Red Crescent.

The Ministry added that this development is part of a continuous effort to ensure the safety and security of those wishing to receive the vaccine, especially with the expansion of the groups eligible for vaccination, and is designed to protect the general public, the medical and administrative staff, and the organizers working at the vaccination centre.

A working team was formed, with participation from several authorities, to study and evaluate the arrival and waiting mechanism with the objective of providing greater levels of safety and comfort for everyone at the center and it was agreed to open the corridors of the ground floor for the public's entry, with separate waiting areas for men and women to ensure privacy and comfort. In order to avoid exposure to the high outdoor temperatures and provide a safe waiting area for all, the center's main parking spots are now being utilized as a point of arrival at the vaccination center.

The Ministry said that in addition to providing full security and safety requirements by assigning paramedics, identifying emergency exits and ensuring the effectiveness of air conditioning and ventilation systems, a cafeteria service is now available to the public while they wait to receive their vaccination. The plans are flexible and open to further modification according to the needs of, and any changes in the center's work.

According to MoPH, the new mechanism is designed to make it easier to receive the vaccine without breaching any safety protocols. Patients will receive an SMS showing the time and date of their appointment and must present their valid QID card when they attend. The vaccination center's operating hours are 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.


Source: MoPH (Twitter)
Cover image source: MoPH