Kuwait: Below is a report on key events related to Kuwait’s health sector throughout 2021.
January 1: The Ministry of Health announced the first death from the coronavirus this year.
January 19: Two Kuwaiti women from the United Kingdom have been infected with a variant of the coronavirus.
January 21: The Ministry of Health has announced a reschedule of appointments for coronavirus vaccination due to possible delays in shipments from the manufacturer (Pfizer / BioNTech) to Kuwait and around the world.
February 2: The National Center for Gerontology in China received the Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah High Commissioner’s Award for research on health care and health promotion for the elderly.
February 11: The Ministry of Health opened five additional COVID-19 vaccination centers in addition to two halls at the Kuwait International Trade Fair in Mishlev, increasing the total to 15.
February 24: The Ministry of Health permits hospitals, health centers, and private clinics to purchase the COVID-19 vaccine from local distributors or companies that manufacture it after it has been approved and approved by the Ministry. increase.
April 1: MoH, Kuwait, announced that 252 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit.
April 4: MoH recorded 14 deaths from COVID-19.
April 10: Kuwait has expanded COVID-19 vaccination to seven more sites.
April 11: Kuwait launches a mass vaccination campaign to vaccinate employees in supermarkets, stores and mosques.
April 19: MoH in Kuwait reports that 254 patients are being treated in the ICU.
April 21: MoH reports 14 deaths from COVID-19.
April 21: MoH in Kuwait gains permanent membership in a program of pharmacological health organizations to monitor drug safety.
May 14: WHO has launched a special page on its website in recognition of its partnership with Kuwait and its organizations in the face of crisis and health problems around the world.
May 30: Kuwait opens a drive-through vaccination center at JaberAl-Ahmad Causeway.
June 7: Kuwait has signed a vaccine supply agreement with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
June 14: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has identified positive cases of the delta mutation.
June 21: The Ministry of Health of Kuwait received the first commission of an anti-COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer through the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi).
June 22: MoH in Kuwait reported 1,962 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of daily infections in the country at that time.
June 28: The Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) has signed a scholarship agreement with the University of Nice, France, to allow Kuwaiti physicians to study medicine and receive fellowships in a variety of disciplines.
June 30: The Ministry of Health reported that 296 patients were in the ICU.
July 4: MoH announced that it has been awarded over 2.3 million COVID-19 jabs since the launch of the national vaccination campaign.
July 6: MoH registered 1,993 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths.
July 15: MoH said there are 341 people in the ICU.
August 23: Kuwait accepts six Lebanese citizens injured in a fuel tanker explosion for treatment in the Gulf countries.
September 6: MoH has designated six clinics for PCR testing.
September 25: MoH announced that it will start offering COVID-19 booster shots.
October 9: MoH has begun enrollment for the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
October 26: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reduced Kuwait’s coronavirus classification to “low risk.”
November 4: MoH announces the discharge of the last patient from the Kuwait Field Hospital.
November 23: MoH announces that the ICU has been emptied from COVID-19 patients.
November 23: MoH announced that the American Blood Banking Association will renew the approval of Kuwait’s Institute for Blood, Immunity, Blood Transfusion and Genetic Testing.
December 5: MoH has released the “Q8Seha” smartphone application to meet the health needs of Kuwait and expatriates.
December 8: MoH presents the first case of an Omicron variant in Kuwait. — Kuna
https://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-marked-numerous-victories-in-fight-against-covid-19-in-2021/ Kuwait won numerous victories in the battle against COVID-19 in 2021