Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Monday said that the authorities have made the necessary preparations to launch the anti-COVID vaccination campaign starting with December 27 and urged all citizens to trust this approach.
“We have everything we need so that we can start the vaccination campaign on December 27. And I take this opportunity to urge all citizens of this country to trust this campaign, to trust the state institutions and all the steps that have been taken so that we can have a coherent and effective campaign,” said the interim PM, according to Agerpres.
He participated, together with the Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, in the inauguration of the mobile convalescent plasma collection point at the Emergency Hospital “Prof. Dr. Dimitrie Gerota,” made in collaboration with the Bucharest Blood Transfusion Centre and the National Institute of Transfusion Hematology.
Ciuca congratulated all those involved in this project, emphasizing that the initiative is beneficial in the overall picture of measures taken in fighting SARS-CoV-2 virus.
On December 26, Romania will receive the first symbolic tranche of about 10,000 doses of anti-COVID vaccine, which will be distributed to the 10 hospitals in the country in the frontline of the battle against SARS-CoV-2.
Vela announces new MAI hospital, with convalescent plasma bank
Minister of Internal Affairs, Marcel Vela, announced on Monday that a plot of land of the Police Academy was transferred to the property of the ‘Prof. Dr. Dimitrie Gerota’ Emergency Hospital, where a new medical unit will be built, which will also have a plasma bank.
“The development plan of the medical system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (…) has as final objective the construction of a new hospital. We took a first step, laying the foundation stone, by the fact that a plot of land of the Police Academy was transferred to the property of the hospital. I announce, as a first, that the procedures for carrying out the feasibility study will start next month. The new hospital will also have a transfusion center, which will also have a plasma bank in the future,” said Vela at the inauguration of the mobile convalescent plasma collection point at the “Prof. Dr. Dimitrie Gerota” Emergency Hospital of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs (MAI).
The minister specified that at this Mobile Point, all MAI employees who had COVID-19 will be able to donate convalescent plasma.
“I have thought, together with the management of the Medical Directorate and the Emergency Hospital ‘Prof. Dr, Dimitrie Gerota’, of a plan for the development of medical services in several stages. We have now taken a first step by putting into operation this mobile convalescent plasma collection point at the Gerota Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in collaboration with the Bucharest Blood Transfusion Center and the National Institute of Transfusion Hematology. In this point, all MAI employees who had COVID-19 will be able to donate and I want to tell you that they are not few, who obviously meet the medical criteria, and the beneficiaries will be all patients who need plasma,” said Marcel Vela.