22.6 C
Bucharest
August 10, 2022
HEALTHSocialSOCIAL & HEALTH

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides in Romania: Delta variant of the coronavirus creates a fragile and dangerous situation; our only shield is vaccination

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides (photo R), said on Friday in Petresti, Dambovita County, that more efforts are needed in the next period regarding the vaccination against COVID-19, especially that the Delta variant of the coronavirus creates a fragile and dangerous situation at the same time.

Stella Kyriakides said that the number of cases of people infected with coronavirus has increased in the last two weeks, with the advent of the Delta variant. It is a more contagious virus variant and our only shield is the vaccine. She says people need to be vaccinated with both or single doses and that she is here to show people the support of the European Commission in the vaccination effort that is taking place Romania.

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety added that there is a need to increase the vaccination rate in Romania. She acknowledged the efforts made, but there is an urgent need to increase the vaccination rate among Romanian citizens.

Stella Kyriakides added that we must not indulge in the situation we are in now and people must make much more efforts in the coming weeks. The Delta variant of the coronavirus creates a fragile and dangerous situation at the same time, so she urged Romanians to make the right decision to protect themselves and those around them and get vaccinated.

The Minister of Health, Ioana Mihaila, and the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, visited, on Friday, in Petresti, the mobile population vaccination center against SARS-CoV-2, located inside the local cultural center.

 

HealthMin Mihaila: We want to encourage involvement of family physicians, local administrations and priests in the vaccination campaign

 

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Friday in Petresti, Dambovita County, that in order to ramp up COVID-19 mass vaccination in the countryside, the Health Ministry is considering encouraging the involvement of family physicians, local administrations and priests.

Moreover, the minister said, an ordinance is underway to allow family physicians to receive extra money for home vaccination.

“We want to encourage family physicians, local administrations and priests, those who are closer to people in rural areas, to go a bit further and encourage people in the countryside to get vaccinated. In addition, we are working on an ordinance to increase the fees to family physicians for the vaccination service offered at patient’s home, whether the patient is an elderly, bed-ridden or hard to move in order to facilitate vaccination at home. Also for chronically-ill patients we will start vaccination in specialist outpatient clinics, precisely to better target those people who are at the highest risk of contracting and developing complications in case of a coronavirus infection. Those are the measures that the Ministry of Health is developing. Together with the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) we participate in vaccination caravans, part of the project ‘The town vaccinates the village,'” said Mihaila, according to Agerpres.

“It is essential to increase access to vaccination, for vaccination to be an easy readily available option, in order not to have to make efforts to get vaccinated. Where there are no vaccination centres, we set up mobile crews,” said CNCAV Deputy Chairman Andrei Baciu.

 

Photo: Facebook/Ioana Mihaila

Related posts

Valeriu Gheorghita: Protection after booster against Omicron infection increases to 60 pct, in severe cases up to 90 pct

NINE O'CLOCK

Probe at kindergarten after children dance on PDL anthem

Test

Police conduct 19 domiciliary searches to probe tax evasion, embezzlement

Nine O' Clock