UAE Covid-19 vaccine: Galadari employees receive second dose
Vaccination tents at Khaleej Times headquarters inoculated those who took the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine on February 3.
Hundreds of employees of Galadari Brothers Group received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose on Thursday.
With digitalised registration process and a socially distanced queue system, the vaccination tents at Khaleej Times headquarters inoculated those who took the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine on February 3.
Mohamed Yahya Kazi, Director and Group CEO of Galadari Brothers, thanked employees and their families who made the drive a success. “The health and wellbeing of our employees have always been our priority. the vaccination drive shows the commitment of the Galadari Brothers Group to provide a safe and happy workplace.
“We are continually raising awareness on our responsibility towards the community and are proud to be one step ahead in this fight against Covid,” he added.
One of the first to take the jab from the editorial department of Khaleej Times, Zulfiqar Ali, said he has been waiting for this day ever since he took his first dose. “I now feel safe and confident as I have an extra layer of protection. I’m lucky to be part of an organisation that cares for its employees and their families and got us all vaccinated, especially when there are many who still haven’t got their booster dose.”
Sirajuddin Ibrahim, assistant manager of labour and immigration at Galadari Group, added: “I’ll now feel safer when I’m around my friends, family and colleagues. Thanks to my employer for initiating the vaccination campaign to show us they truly care.”
Uzma Shaikh, HR executive at Galadari Printing and Publishing, who guided employees on the process, said: “The vaccination took 10 to 15 minutes for each employee. slots were allocated for different companies under the Galadari Brothers wing to avoid crowding.
“After completing the registration, the employees were directed to take the PCR test. They were then guided to the vaccination room,” she explained.
Nelson K Mathew from the Galadari Engineering Works, felt a sigh of relief as he walked out of the vaccination tent after receiving the second dose. “I want to thank our management for arranging such a great facility. We were worried when we heard about the shortage of vaccines but our company came to our rescue and got us all vaccinated. I urge all to get vaccinated if they can and save their family, friends and bring normalcy back to life,” he said.
Another happy employee Sajad Saheer from the Galadari food and beverage division, said: “The vaccination drive was extremely well organised. We are proud to undertake our role in society and look forward to providing our customers with exceptional service and support the UAE’s mission to return to a normal life.”
The vaccination drive, conducted by the staff of Tamouh group, started at 9.30am and went on until 6.30pm to accommodate employees from different companies, sections and shifts.
Three step to the jab
>> Complete the registration
>> Take the PCR test
>> Get the vaccine
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