New measures aim to improve entry and waiting process for vaccination at QNCC
April 07 2021 03:39 PM
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New measures have been taken to improve the entry and waiting process for patients wanting to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday.
Besides making full security and safety arrangements, identifying emergency exits and ensuring the effectiveness of air conditioning and ventilation systems, a cafeteria service has also been made available to the public while they wait to receive their vaccination, the MoPH said in announcement on social media Wednesday.
"Several new measures have been taken to improve the entry and waiting process for patients wanting to get vaccinated against
Besides making full security and safety arrangements, identifying emergency exits and ensuring the effectiveness of air conditioning and ventilation systems, a cafeteria service has also been made available to the public while they wait to receive their vaccination
Covid-19 at the National Vaccination Centre, which is located at the QNCC. Authorities taking part in the development and implementation of the new measures include Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, the Ministry of Interior, Al Fazaa, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, QNCC and Qatar Red Crescent Society," a social media post said. This development is part of a continuous effort to ensure the safety and security of those wishing to receive the vaccine, especially with the expansion of the groups eligible for vaccination, and is designed to protect the general public, the medical and administrative staff, and the organisers working at the vaccination centre.
Given the increasing demand for vaccination at the centre, the new arrangements have been made in co-ordination with the continuing efforts of the MoPH to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
A working team was formed, with participation from several authorities, to study and evaluate the arrival and waiting mechanism with the objective of providing greater levels of safety and comfort for everyone at the centre. It was agreed to open the corridors of the ground floor for public entry, with separate waiting areas for men and women to ensure privacy and comfort.
Additionally, in order to avoid exposure to the high outdoor temperatures and provide a safe waiting area for all, the centre's main parking spots are now being utilised as a point of arrival at the vaccination centre.
"In addition to providing full security and safety requirements by assigning paramedics, identifying emergency exits and ensuring the effectiveness of air conditioning and ventilation systems, a cafeteria service is now available to the public while they wait to receive their vaccination," the MoPH said, adding that the plans are flexible and open to further modification according to the needs, and changes in the centre's work.
The new mechanism is designed to make it easier to receive the vaccine without breaching any safety protocols. Patients will receive an SMS showing the time and date of their appointment and must present their valid QID card when they attend.
The vaccination centre's operating hours are from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.

Last updated: April 07 2021 10:56 PM


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