Badr Al Samaa all set for COVID-19 vaccination programme in Oman

Oman Wednesday 19/May/2021 20:23 PM
By: Times News Service
Badr Al Samaa all set for COVID-19 vaccination programme in Oman

Muscat: Arrangement have been made by Badr Al Samaa to provide COVID-19 vaccines to private sector employees in the country, as part of the Ministry of Health’s vaccination drive.

With the ministry planning to expand the drive to all citizens and residents of the Sultanate of Oman gradually, the group is gearing up to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive for corporates and companies.

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 lakhs of employees of corporate and companies in association with the Ministry of Health.

This programme 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; new born, adolescence, child, adult and elderly.

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 Badr Al Samaa’s 12 centres are spread in the length and breadth of Oman and 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 satisfied 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 corporate and companies and subsequently in collaboration with the MoH we’ll cover everyone under this program.”

K O Devassy, Chief Marketing Officer urged companies and corporate 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 OMR20 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 OMR3 as administering charges for each dose on the spot.

He also said Badr Al Samaa has already signed MoU with more than 100 coporates and companies for COVID-19 vaccination drive. And he urged all companies and corporate to enroll themselves with the MoH for priority booking and alloction of vaccines.

Jacob Oommen, Chief Operating Officer said we are operationally ready to start the program anytime after the nod of the MoH.

He said based after company’s vaccine booking the MoH will supply their vaccination quota to our branches for administering and we shall intimate the companies and corporate in advance with the appointment schedule to ensure smoothness of the process.

He said 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 of the fight against COVID-9 from the beginning by way of managing isolation centres, providing ambulances, large number of testing and treating hundreds of COVID patients.

The group is applauded by various authorities for their exemplary contribution. Badr Al Samaa is known for handling COVID-19 complex and critical cases with huge success rates. Badr Al Samaa alone has contributed 65 per cent of total COVID-19 critical care beds available in private healthcare sector of Oman.

The group has become referral centres for various critical cases. With so much of vast experience Badr Al Samaa is confident and prepared to handle the major part of this COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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.