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Amir’s statement on COVID-19 vaccines at QEF timely: Khater

Amir’s statement on 
COVID-19 vaccines at 
QEF timely: Khater

CATHERINE W GICHUKI
DOHA
Chair of the Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) Healthcare Communications Committee and Chief Communications Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Ali Al Khater has applauded the speech of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during the virtual Qatar Economic Forum (QEF) on Monday.
Khater said, “I would like to echo what the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said while inaugurating the virtual Qatar Economic Forum on Monday, that getting more vaccines than required by some countries would halt the efforts to curb COVID-19 in the world. HH the Amir’s speech was timely as some countries scrabble for the vaccines making some poor countries unable to access the direly needed vaccines in order to combat the pandemic.”
Khater commended the way the government of Qatar has made the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to everyone in Qatar free-of-charge.
“The rapid inoculation of everyone living in Qatar has contributed greatly in the fight against COVID-19. This vaccination drive has been made possible because of collaborative efforts between the MoPH, HMC, Primary Health Care Corporation and other ministries as well as other stakeholders,” he said.
According to Khater, Qatar has done a lot to support the countries that cannot easily access the vaccines.
“I would like to thank HH the Amir for the humanitarian efforts that Qatar has been doing by donating vaccines to some countries that may not be as privileged as Qatar. So far, Qatar has provided vaccine support to more than 80 countries. I wish that many other developed countries emulate Qatar and provide vaccine assistance to poorer countries,” he said.
“As HH the Amir said, even though the global economy has been hugely affected by the pandemic, it’s going to bounce back soon, I believe. I can’t wait to see when life will be back as it used to be,” Khater added.
He further urged the public to continue staying safe by observing the COVID-19 precautionary measures.

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