Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, says country is approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
The UAE was able to provide more than 6 million doses to date and to provide the vaccine to 3,614,070 people, completing 46.61% of the target category. The vaccine has been provided to 61.41% of elderly people, the current targeted category.
The Sharjah Municipality announced that the elderly in Sharjah would be exempted from public parking fees. The elderly would be provided with free annual subscriptions that allow them to park in all the city’s car-parks at all times.
In a noble gesture, a Saudi resident has rescued an elderly person from drowning in floodwaters in the valley of Umm Humz.
A five-month risk profiling study, on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) done among 3,277 multi-ethnic employees in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), has confirmed conclusions of earlier overseas research works that at risk for the SARS-CoV2 are the elderly, the diabetics, and sufferers of chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, aside from the immunocompromised.
The department received requests via the toll-free number 800700, to provide home vaccination service for a certain group of people in Sharjah.
Based on the vision and directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to meet the needs of the elderly, the Sharjah City Municipality announced the provision of 1,146 free annual subscriptions for the elderly.
The health, spirits and morale of the elderly in the current COVID-19 crisis needs distinct attention. Most countries have issued advisories that elders above the age of 60 or 65 should just stay indoors.
Since Spain eased confinement measures, the residents have been able to socialise with each other and receive visitors, but cannot yet mix with their friends at the recently-reopened day centre.
"It was astonishing to experience the young Emiratis’ care for the elderly in their families. I was surprised to see that care homes for the elderly were not at all popular in this country as Emiratis take care of old people at their own homes very well," Dr Jummani, who has been living in the UAE for the past five years, told WAM.