In a move to take all preventive precautions and limit the spread of COVID-19, the new medical passport has been launched by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.
As Saudi Arabian Government is keen to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents within its soil from the risk of the spread of novel coronavirus, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has developed Tawakkalna App in order to support government efforts aimed at countering COVID-19. Tawakkalna App was developed to facilitate the issuance of movement permits electronically during the curfew period for government and private sector employees, as well as individuals, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and all relevant authorities during the curfew, thus helping to reduce the spread of the pandemic in the Kingdom.
Tawakkalna helps individuals, security, health and private entities, that are exempted from the curfew, to automatise all transactions between relevant parties in order to mitigate the health, economic and social impacts that may result from the implementation of policies taken to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Although cautiously people return to normal life, Tawakkalna is helping in this phase by new services such as showing users’ health condition and other services. And as a part of promoting social responsibility, Tawakkalna has provided many services regarding raising concern if there are violations, as well as providing the ability to notify the Ministry of Health in the event of a suspected case.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, and the Chairman of Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA), Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi, have launched the ‘Medical Passport’ service via Tawakkalna application; this service aims to confirm that the person has completed all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and become ‘immune’ against the virus. The Minister of Health received recently at the COVID-19 Vaccine Center in Riyadh the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the vaccination plan being implemented by the Ministry of Health.
The Minister expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince for their care and continuous interest to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents.