The head of Lebanon’s COVID19 vaccination committee, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Bizri is set to resign today after a number of 75+ members of parliaments got vaccinated without his knowledge. World Bank Regional Director has already reacted to this news by warning that they might suspend financing for vaccines and support for COVID19 response across Lebanon if this violation was confirmed.
Al-Jadeed tweeted that the number of MPs vaccinated were 16 and it was done in the presence of the Health Minister and the Lebanese Red Cross. They also claimed that their names were registered on the platform, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. In all cases, the parliament is not a designated vaccine center.
So much for #NoWasta.
This is not in line with the national plan agreed with @WorldBank and we would record it breach of terms and conditions agreed with us for fair and equitable vaccination. Everyone has to register and wait for their turn! #nowasta @dr_ar_bizri @Hamad_hassan20
— Saroj Kumar Jha (@SarojJha001) February 23, 2021