The Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Professor Abderrahmane Benbouzid, raised several points related to the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic in Algeria, in particular the acquisition of vaccine.
Guest at the Algerian television this Friday evening, the Minister of Health said that “a national strategy has been drawn up for the ‘vaccination operation against the coronavirus after its acquisition’.
Indeed, the Minister stated that, within the framework of this strategy, two (2) committees have been installed, the first headed by the Minister of the Interior, will be covering the logistical aspect, and the second, by the Minister of Health, will be in charge of monitoring the vaccination operation within the health establishments ”.
Regarding the vaccination campaign planned as soon as the vaccine against the coronavirus is acquired, the first head of the health sector in Algeria affirmed that “every Algerian citizen has the right to obtain the vaccine”, stressing, however, that “vaccination is not compulsory”.
Minister Benbouzid provides details on the acquisition of the coronavirus vaccine
The Minister revealed that “Algeria is one of the countries concerned by the” covax “program, initiated by the world health organization (who) and which has 172 countries, with the aim of organizing an equitable distribution of vaccine against the coronavirus in all countries of the world ”.
In the same context, professor Benbouzid underlined that “Algeria is in negotiations with six (6) laboratories for the acquisition of coronavirus vaccine”.
“The decrease in conaminations freed up 40% of the beds dedicated to the care of covid-19 patients”
Referring to the evolution of the epidemic situation in Algeria, Professor Benbouzid said that “the decrease in conaminations, recorded over the past few days, has made it possible to free 40% of the beds dedicated to the care of patients suffering from coronavirus, in other words; 5,212 beds of the 20,000 beds mobilized for this purpose ”.
Concerning the treatment administered to patients with coronavirus, the Minister of Health explained that “the type of drugs prescribed depends on the patient’s case”, stressing that “after the inclusion of antibiotics and hydroxychloroquine at the start , anticoagulants are added after observing the emergence of other infections in some cases, then corticosteroids in other cases ”.