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Badr al Samaa all set for COVID-19 vaccination drive

19 May 2021

Badr al Samaa Group of Hospitals in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is gearing up to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive for corporates and companies. 

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to expand the drive to all citizens and residents of the sultanate gradually. 

According to a statement, Badr al Samaa Group of Hospitals being the largest healthcare provider in the private healthcare sector of Oman is well equipped and already prepared to launch this largest COVID-19 vaccination drive covering thousands of employees of corporates and companies in association with the MoH. 

It will be launched under the programme of Badr Vaccine Protection, a unique vaccination programme of Badr al Samaa to raise awareness and carry out vaccinations for all age groups. 

In a joint statement managing directors of Badr al Samaa, Abdul Latheef and Dr P A Mohammed expressed their satisfaction and gratitude to the Ministry of Health for considering private healthcare sector of Oman and trusting Badr al Samaa to be a part of this large COVID-19 vaccination drive. 

They said with its 12 centres spread in Oman it will be very convenient for Badr al Samaa to reach to each and every beneficiary with the vaccines. 

Chief executive officer, Sameer P T said, “We have sufficient infrastructure to handle the vaccination drive smoothly. Badr al Samaa handles 10,000 patients every day. We possess all expertise and resources to handle large volumes for COVID-19 vaccination in the most efficient manner. Primarily under this drive, we are covering corporates and companies and subsequently in collaboration with the MoH we’ll cover everyone under this programme.” 

K O Devassy, chief marketing officer, urged companies and corporates to fill their requirement with MoH by submitting online application form and selecting any of Badr al Samaa’s branch as the preferred COVID-19 vaccination provider. 

He said for each dose of Pfizer vaccine a company or corporate is required to pay RO20 while corporates make the booking with the Ministry of Health. Total amount for two doses should be transferred to MoH’s NBO bank account number 1016125105001 and Badr al Samaa will charge RO3 as administering charges for each dose on the spot. 

He also said Badr al Samaa has already signed an MoU with more than 100 corporates and companies for COVID-19 vaccination drive. He urged all companies and corporates to enrol themselves with the MoH for priority booking and allocation of vaccines.

Jacob Oommen, chief operating officer, said, “We are operationally ready to start the programme anytime after the nod of the MoH. Based on vaccine bookings the MoH will supply their vaccination quota to our branches for administering and we shall intimate the companies and corporates in advance with the appointment schedule to ensure smoothness of the process.”

He added, “We have allocated trained vaccination nurses for administering the vaccines and expert doctors will also be present for observation.” 

Badr al Samaa has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 from the beginning by way of managing isolation centres, providing ambulances, large number of testing and treating hundreds of patients. 

For information and assistance, companies or corporate representatives can get in touch with Badr al Samaa at [email protected] or by calling on 9393 2255.

 

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