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 Ro'ya TV station inerviewd the dean of Faculty of Medicine @ YU Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh who answered the host's questions about the vaccination against COVID19 campaign in Jordan. He talked about the international collaboration during the pandemic and about the reaction of Jordan to this crisis starting for equipping hospital of all what nneded to cope with the increasing cases, and the prevention lockdowns and finally the supply of vaccines aiming to control the infection as soon as the vaccines were recognozed scientifically and approved by WHO. 

He then talked about increasing awareness in the society of taking the vaccines after a period of misunderstanding of  the truth about vaccines, stating that the cooperation between the government, the active bodies of the people, the media and the health institutions in increasing this awareness till we reached this stage we live of people's initiative to take the vaccines.

About Jordan's situation comapred to the world regarding vaccination against COVID19, the Dean said that according to the numbers of MOH - Jordan: till yesterday, 5 million 800 thousand vaccines were given already which means about 25% of all who live in Jordan took two doses of the vaccine, a percentage close to the world's numbers that reach about 30%. This means that Jordan is in the right way.

When he was asked about the safety of the vaccines, Prof. Bashaireh talked about the differences in human bodies in response to medications and vaccines in general, and the differences about the preparations among the different vaccines, those factors play role in the side effects that we see sometimes from vaccine to vaccine. The fact that the world has vaccinated people more than 4.5 billion times with no major problem happened from any vaccine let us with confidence label them as safe. With the side effects as minimum as expected and easily treatable then  vaccines against COVID19 are safe as the other vaccines against other infections which are golbally accepted.

Dr. Bashaireh stressed on the positive attitude towards the vaccination, as he prefers to talk about this positive attitude rather than the absolute number of the population vaccinated to be safe. This positive attitude is really there in the society that we can see through the increasing awareness among people of the importance of vaccination and the increase in the medical efficiency in dealing with the corona cases, so we can notice the less negative results of the 2nd and 3rd waves of COVID when we compare them to the first wave.

He added that though vaccination protects alot from getting the disease, but even if the vaccinated person caught the disease, it will be milder and with less complications. But we have to be aware that we are not only aiming for the immunity of the person alone, but we are looking for the herd immunity and the saftey of public, so the anyone who gets the acquired immunity from catching the disease, this immunity's time is not long and is not the same for everyone, and here is the role of the vaccination again to increase this time of immunity as well as keeping up with the preventive measures like face masks and social distancing. we don't want an immunized person who could get infected wil mild symptoms infect others that could have the disease with more severe symptoms and complications.

Finally the Dean talked about the pioneering of the universities in Jordan in increasing the health awareness and opening the vaccination centers within their campuses. so their role was positive in the whole stage of COVID pandemic.

To watch the interview ( in Arabic Language) click on the link below

Ro'ya interview with the Dean



This evening Two


Sunday August 8th, 2021

In today's episode popular TV talk show in Jordan TV ( This evening - Hatha Al-Masaa') hosted by Dr. Mohannad Mbaideen the issue of health situation in Jordan was discussed.

Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh the Dean of Faculty of Medicine/YU and Dr. Shadi Alshaikh were the guests of the show. Prof. Bashaireh talked about the national program of COVID 19 vaccination , and appreciated the percentage of vaccination in Jordan inspite of the international competition of getting the vaccines. He said it is now about 26% of the Jordan population but the opening of vaccination centers for the public without limitations and the response of the people is encouraging.  Then Dr. Bashaireh expressed his positive view about the health situation in face of COVID 19 as the number of ward beds and ICU bed is enough and the supply of the equipment in all hospitals is in a good shape. 

Then Prof. Khaldoon talked about the role of medical students in this stage. and he answered a question about the rumors and negative opinions about the vaccine and the pandemic in Jordan and the world.  Finally Dr. Bashaireh appealed everyone to adhere to the objectivity when conveying any message regarding this health issue in the media.

To watch this interview ( The interview is in Arabic) 

  click here  This evening talk show 8-8- 2021 


This evening ONE




( Al-Rai) newspaper published on June 13th, 2021 a report about the hashtag that spread in the social media in Jordan demanding the rights of the unpaid resident doctors in lots of hospitals in Jordan. The resident doctors and supporters from the medical community and wide sectors of the Jordanian society cliam their right to get paid in exchange of the long work hours, the efforts and the services they provide to patients and the hospitals and the opponents of those demands claim that the resident doctors are training, so they have to be dealt with as students. 

Ms. Alaa Turki Almughaid the journalist in Al-Rai newspaper interviewd many figure doctors in Jordan to give their opinion in the report. Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine gave his opinion in this issue.


 Prof. Bashaireh  said: There are different opinions about whether resident doctors are trainee or workers. Once the doctor got the full permanent license to practice medicine, then he is officially a doctor. The General Health Act in Jordan defines the medical profession as (the profession that its practitioner holds a permanent license). 

Dr. Bashaireh stressed on the services that the resident provide to the public in addition to their training in the residency program till he gets his specialty after passing many exams during these years. He added: " This doctor has responsibilities to perform and he is accountable to the law if he fails to perform his duties, even he was under supervision of a specialist or consultant. The law considers him accountable".

He continued: "Everybody who works, provides a service and takes the responsibility for his work is supposed to get paid. About the training claim, This training has its special style in medical profession. Though training is applicable in many professions, but that doesn't mean in any way especially in residency programs that such unapid training is acceptable"

The Dean emaphasized the long hard journey of medical doctors starting from Bachelor degree till they get the certificate that allows them to practice their specialty.

He said: " This journey could take from 11-13 years without subspecialty. Lots of residents don't get a penny during this hard long period of tim. This is a dangerous indicator that could transform the medical profession as a profession of the wealthy only, or it could halt the academic and specialization march of the financialy incapable young doctors'.

To read this article (in Arabic) in the website of Al Rai newspaper click on the link   ===> The link

belaa taraddod


A radio seminar about the present local COVID-19 situation in Jordan and its effect on the academic teaching especially on the medical student in Jordan was held on May 25th, 2021 via Jordan University radio  station. It also discussed the possibility of safe return to direct teaching ( face-face) in the next academic year in the shadow of the governmental orientation towards vaccinating university student and faculty members to cover this important sector in the society. 

The radio program under the name of ( without hesitation) was hosted by Ms. Aman Al-Saeh. Her guests in the seminar were:

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Bdoor , The head of Health committee in the national council of human rights

Prof. Yaser Rayyan , Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Jordan University

Prof. Khaldoon Bashaireh, Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Yarmouk University 

Prof. Nael obeidat, Faculty of Medicine Dean/ Jordan University of Science and Technology

Mr. Muhannad AlKhatib , the spokesman of ministry of Hgih education and scientific research

In his intervention the Dean of faculty of Medicine appreciated the step of vaccinating the faculty members and the medical students in a project between the ministry of health and misistry of high education in order to resume the return to in-campus teaching-learning process in this next acdemic year. He clarified the steps taken by the administration of Yarmouk University to let this project succeed; by registering the employees and students who has already been infected by COVID 19 and the number of who has already got the vaccine.Those statistics will help in regulating the campaign in the university. In addition to that, an interim plan of the specialties which will be in different priorities of getting vaccine.

Medical students in the clinical years will be the first priority because they are exposed to patients in the hospitals, then students in the specialties that require field training, then the students in the specialties which needs laboratory work groups. and so on

In a preliminary statistics of medical students in the clinical years that have already been vaccinated, the percentage of students who got vaccinated already before the new campaign. the percentage of the students that will join the sixth final year is 45% , the percentage in students up to the 5th year next semester is about 25% and the percentage in students up to 4th year next semester is about 35%.

He finally wished the best health and sfety for all the people of Jordan, and the desire of everyone in the faculty of medicine, teachers, administrative staff and students and their families to return to the in-campus teaching, although the in-hspitals training was resumed but it is always under supervision and revision according to the epidemiological situation in the country.

The interview is available for audience in the next link (Note: the interview is in Arabic language)

The full radio seminar for audience to listen to 

Sehtak yarmouk fm english

In the interest of Faculty of Medicine/YU for the local community service, and in collaboration with Yarmouk FM broadcasting station, a new medical radio program will start broadcasting under the name of ( Your Health @ Yarmouk FM) , the program's idea, preparation and presentation by Dr. Soha Al-Beitawi , the assistant professor in faculty of medicine/ Department of Clinical Medical Sciences and the consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology division.  

Dr. Al-Beitawi will host a doctor from the Faculty of Medicine in each episode. The whole program will cover different specialties. The guest doctors will talk about common medical problems, How to be aware of them , how to seek medical advice and how they are treated. This program aims to increase the level of awareness and health education in the local community.

The Program will be aired each Thursday at 2:00 pm and the episode will be rebroadcasted at 9:00 pm each Friday and Saturday.

Yarmouk FM is the number one broadcasting radio channel in the north of Jordan , you can listen to it at the wave 105.7 

Be there every Thursday at 2:00 pm and get the important information about your health via ( Your Health@ Yarmouk FM).

  The table below includes the links of the interviews. (The interviews are in Arabic language).