In another scandal around the vaccination program in the country, the Health Ministry sent around 200 COVID-19 vaccines to a hospital that is not accredited to conduct vaccination, including 48 doses that were 3 hours away from expiring, according to the National News Agency.
The Batroun Hospital, at the receiving end, released a statement in that regard, revealing the latest mismanagement of the vaccination rollout by the health ministry.
The hospital also noted that the vaccines it received did not include a list of registered recipients.
Simply put, the Health Ministry dispatched away 200 vaccines without verifying their validity, the right destination, and the registration list – since there was none in the package.
Ironically enough, the Health Minister, Hamad Hassan, has stressed a day earlier the importance of following the rules of the vaccination program.
“The centers must adhere to this plan and the dates specified through the registration platform so that violations are not repeated,” Hassan said.
He even went claiming that the public reactions about it were exaggerated. In his opinion, as it appeared, it is normal that over a dozen MPs take the vaccines meant to over a dozen health workers risking their lives daily on the frontline of the pandemic.