Dr Faisal Sultan said “The government-backed coronavirus vaccines would be free for all the country’s citizens” Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health.
In an online seminar, the deputy prime minister said that “the top priority of the government is to provide quality health care to the people.” “It is very important to raise awareness about the coronavirus among the masses,” he said, adding, “people should follow the SOPs for the coronavirus as they did during the first wave of the pandemic.” The special assistant said China had donated 500,000 doses of vaccine to Pakistan while up to 400,000 health workers had registered for vaccinations.
It should be noted here that Pakistan was able to receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine as part of the World Health Organization’s COVAX program in the first quarter of this year. The global initiative has signed an initial purchase agreement with US pharmaceutical companies for up to 40 million doses of the candidate Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which has received emergency approval from global health authorities.
Two days ago, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) announced that the provinces were close to completing the training of medical personnel to immunize against the coronavirus in the country.
“The province is close to completing staff training in training hospitals, hospitals in Tehil and district on Covid-19 vaccination for rapid vaccination,” said a statement from the NCOC.
During a meeting at the NCOC, government officials discussed the details of the entire vaccination process, the timing of vaccination, the distribution process, and the most demanding areas where vaccination can be used as early as possible.