NIHR praises HM King directives to vaccinate citizens abroad | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

NIHR praises HM King directives to vaccinate citizens abroad

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has praised the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to vaccinate Bahraini citizens residing abroad against the coronavirus (COVID-19). NIHR said the directives reflected HM the King’s keenness on the health and safety of Bahraini citizens across the world.

The Kingdom has provided free testing and various types of vaccination to citizens and residents alike, in order to immunise the largest segment of society and limit the spread of the virus.

The institution said that the royal directives are in line with the provisions of the Kingdom’s constitution regarding the state’s guarantee and care for public health, the provision of means of prevention and treatment, and the international agreements to which Bahrain has acceded especially the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and international organisation concerned with human rights.

The NIHR hailed the reduction of the waiting time to obtain the vaccine to one or two days from the date of registration, depending on the type of vaccine chosen.

The percentage of those who have received the first dose has exceeded 80% of the population eligible to take the vaccine since the launch of the national vaccination campaign in December, it said.

The time reduction is an extension of the great efforts made by the National Medical Taskforce to confront the coronavirus and of the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.