During the presentation, Dr. Hala Zayed touched on the latest developments in the situation of vaccines, as she reviewed the list of European Union countries that accept the Sinovac vaccine as valid evidence of vaccination, and also explained the new mechanisms for registering citizens to receive the vaccine, which included working to provide buses to pass through the governorates, to conduct registration and awareness, Coordination with the governors to set a timetable to intensify the vaccination of citizens before the end of this year, and to establish a model that simulates the vaccination center model in the fairgrounds in each governorate.
The Minister of Health also reviewed the executive position of vaccination in Egypt, including the state’s administrative apparatus and the Ministry of Education, as well as the statistics of the number of vaccinated people, which amounted to about 13 million citizens. Travel, and issuing a travel certificate bearing a QR code to about 617,000 citizens for the purpose of travel, and 5,000 internal certificates.
With regard to the position of manufacturing the vaccine, Dr. Hala Zayed presented the latest developments in this regard, noting that 5 million doses have been manufactured, 2.5 million of which will be released during this week, while 2 million doses will be released weekly, adding that it is underway. Preparing the additional production line at the Giza plant, to start production on the first of November, with a production capacity of 300,000 doses per day.
The Minister of Health explained the plan for the supply and distribution of vaccines for the month of September, noting that the total doses during the period from 11 to 30 September amounted to 17 million doses of “AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharma, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sputnik, and Pfizer.” In addition, 5 million doses of Sinopharma will be completed by the end of this month, and 100 to 250 thousand “AstraZeneca” doses are donated, and the date of their supply is being set.
In the same context, Dr. Hala Zayed reviewed the equipment for receiving the Pfizer vaccine in a number of governorates, where 12 freezers with a large storage capacity, and 8 freezers with a medium storage capacity, were provided, in addition to preparing a place in the National Serum and Vaccines Complex in Helwan to install 6 refrigerators to receive the vaccines. the vaccine.
With regard to the position of the strategic stock of oxygen, Dr. Hala Zayed indicated that it has reached 3 million and 380 thousand liters. The Minister also reviewed the position of the new CT scan devices, of which the resource reached 112 devices, as well as the efforts to expand the equipment of central care in hospitals.
For his part, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, reviewed the executive position of vaccinating workers, students and faculty members in universities.
The minister indicated that the number of vaccination centers affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research reached 290 vaccination centers in 60 universities, distributed as follows: 28 public universities, 22 private universities, and 6 private universities.
Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar added that 304,432 doses were provided until yesterday, divided into 269,118 first doses, and 35,314 second doses, stressing that doses are provided to students, faculty members, their assistants and workers.
He continued: Faculty members and their assistants received 108,245 doses, 83% of the target, while the vaccine was provided to workers and students at a rate of 196,187 doses.
In a related context, the Minister touched upon the university hospitals dedicated to providing health isolation and treatment services for cases of infection with the “Corona” virus, pointing out that there are 26 hospitals in 18 universities that are currently providing the service, comprising 1,637 beds, 700 intensive care rooms, and 526 devices. artificial breathing.
He added that there are 36 other hospitals affiliated with 19 universities that can be entered into service if needed. These hospitals include 6,397 beds, 712 intensive care rooms, and 902 ventilators.
The minister also offered to follow up on liquid oxygen consumption in university hospitals during the period from August 1 to September 13, 2021, as well as follow up on the required daily rations, which showed a relative increase in consumption rates and then a relative stability.