Ministry report reveals ‘fragile’ state of services during pandemic

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Social Development’s annual report revealed a genuine fragility in its ability to counter the COVID-19 pandemic despite forming a team for social protection a report revealed this week, according to Al-Ghad News. اضافة اعلان

Minister of Social Development and acting minister youth, Ayman Mufleh, said at the recent release of the official report, “the ministry worked to maintain its work and provide its services to the people in light of the exceptional circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic put us through.”

According to Mufleh, the report is considered a reference for the ministry’s work to help it set a strategic plan for the upcoming year.

According to the report, impoverished families did not receive any of the housing and building services affiliated with the ministry during the pandemic. The report found that seven indicators for the ministry’s performance were rated a “zero” for providing no services, while only four of the ministry’s categories of service were given a score of “one” in 2020.

Also, thousands of people with disabilities were denied ministry services during the coronavirus pandemic, while about 10,500 people with disabilities had access to the ministry’s services in 2019, and 12,000 beneficiaries received those services in 2018.

The number of events, seminars, conferences, and meetings which were conducted through the ministry also declined by half due to precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus.

However, it should be noted that the pandemic has begun to wane in Jordan. Adel Belbeisi, the Ministry of Health’s secretary general for epidemiology and communicable disease told Jordan News on Sunday that soon, people would have to show vaccination certificates or 72-hour negative PCR tests to enter any place.

Mohannad Al-Nsour, member of the National Epidemiological Committee and executive director of the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network, also told Jordan News that the Kingdom has succeeded in securing sufficient quantities of COVID-19 vaccines and administering them to people.

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