Ad-hoc Commission for Nationwide Vaccination Formed

The Royal Government has established an ad-hoc commission to manage the vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
According to the Royal Government’s decision released this morning, the 47-member commission is headed by H.E. Dr. Or Vandine, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, along with eight vice chairmen from the Ministries of Health; Education, Youth and Sports; Labour and Vocational Training; Post and Telecommunications; Interior; and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF).
Managing and leading COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, preparing nationwide vaccination plan, and training medical team for vaccination work are among the key duties of the ad-hoc commission.
Ministries and institutions as well as the provinces and capital are also instructed to form each an ad-hoc sub-commission in charge of registering the volunteers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under their jurisdiction.
Yesterday evening, in a special voice message, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen advised the Ministry of Health to create an ad-hoc commission to lead the vaccination process.
“More vaccines will arrive subsequently; therefore, we need to have a precise master plan on vaccination,” he underlined.
According to the Premier, some 1.5 million or more doses of China-made Sinovac will be arriving in Cambodia in the near future, in addition to Sinopharm and AstraZeneca. Moreover, Cambodia is also seeking to buy U.S.’ Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 increased to 1,430 as of Mar. 16, of which 915 are connected to the Feb. 20 Community Event, the current cluster infections in the country. A total of 818 patients have so far recovered successfully, with a death case recorded.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press