With this first batch of 10,000 doses offered across Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway Shenton clinics in Duxton and One Raffles Quay, IHH Singapore is able to inoculate some 5,000 people.
Dr Noel Yeo, Chief Operating Officer of IHH Healthcare Singapore, said that more than 6,000 individuals had registered their interest to receive the Sinopharm vaccine even before it was made available.
"We were aware there is a demand for alternative vaccines. However, the response for Sinopharm has been overwhelming. We are making plans for second orders but we have to clear approvals from HSA (Health Sciences Authority) first,” he said.
For those looking for alternative vaccines, the Sinopharm vaccine has a reported higher efficacy rate compared to the Sinovac vaccine - 79 per cent compared to 51 per cent - and reportedly milder side effects.
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Marrying design with sustainability, Pantai Hospital Ipoh won an award presented by the Mayor of Ipoh City, Y.Bhg. Dato Rumaizi, for embracing green building technology as part of its recent renovations.
Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.