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Home visits for vaccinations begin in Muscat

Oman Wednesday 17/March/2021 20:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Home visits for vaccinations begin in Muscat
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Muscat:  The Ministry of Health, represented by the Directorate General of Health Services of Muscat Governorate (DGHS-Muscat), on Wednesday started visiting homes of the target groups registered with the community health programme for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The service is part of an integrated programme prepared by the DGHS-Muscat to vaccinate these groups for their safety against the pandemic. The target group numbers have been counted by the community health programme nurses before the start of vaccination. An entire team has been kept ready with the required equipment to complete the vaccination process.

The vaccination in the wilayats of Muscat and Muttrah will be followed by other wilayats in the Muscat governorate. The aim of the home visits is to reach out to the vulnerable group in the community and get them vaccinated against the COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Sultanate reached 148,558 while the number of recoveries stood at 137,544, comprising 93 per cent. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 related death cases stood at 1,617, the Ministry of Health said.

The Ministry also pointed out that there were 50 hospitalisations over the past 24 hours, with the total number of current hospitalised Covid-19-infected patients standing at 291 of whom 82 are in intensive care units .