Mohamed Zubayr of PML-N has distanced himself from the controversy about daughter-in-law receiving the vaccine to fight COVID-19.
NCOC boss Assad Umar said there were reports of service in Karachi with shooting at friends.
Sind vaccination started a few days ago on 3 February.
It is feared that “VIPs” in Sindh will receive a vaccine for COVID-19 even if it does not meet the requirements for them. And although vigilant vigilance and surveillance mechanisms must be in place. To ensure that vaccines are only administered by reputable health workers who are decided by the federal government.
In the first incident, it appears that the daughter and son-in-law of former Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair were vaccinated. For breaking the rules, sparking a political guilt game between the central and provincial governments.
The couple reportedly VIPs received the vaccine on Feb. 6 at the Adult Vaccination Center on the Ojha campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) from a deputy East County county official.
It is not clear under what authority or under what duress doctors decide to administer vaccines to people. Who does not qualify as elderly or primary care professionals.
Responding to the controversy, PML-N senior leader Mohammad Zubair said he did not ask anyone to vaccinate his family and that they (his daughter and son-in-law) were vaccinated through their friend’s relationship.
“I have nothing to do with this nor did I ask anyone for the favour,” Zubair said.
The head of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) Assad Umar said on Sunday. That the Sindh government had been instructed to ensure that the coronavirus vaccine was only given to health workers.
“We have received complaints that the coronavirus vaccine is being given to close contacts in Karachi besides healthcare workers,” said Umar.
He said the NCOC team was under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s health adviser, Dr. Faisal Sultan, met with officials from the Sindh government, where they were “firmly told to ensure that the vaccine is only given to healthcare workers“.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Political Communications, Shahbaz Gill, questioned. Whether “mafia that had done the most politicking over coronavirus is still more worried about the elite rather than front line health workers“.
“Are vaccinations given by the federation being administered to the families of politicians before front line health workers?” he asked as he shared photos of people whose VIPs received the vaccine.
“Then (Chief Minister Sindh) Murad Ali Shah says he is not answerable to anyone. Shameful,” Gill added.
Sindh removes health officer
The deputy prime minister also included a notification from the Sindh health department. Fired the deputy district employee of the eastern district health department.
“The services of Dr Aneela Qureshi […] are hereby placed under suspension and she is directed to report at Health Department, Government of Sindh,” read the notification.
In addition, an investigative committee has been formed, chaired by Fayaz Hussein Abasi, the provincial coordinator of the EOC, who will investigate SOP violations during vaccination at the Adult Vaccination Center, Ojha Campus, Dow University, Karachi.
“He shall submit a report within three working days“, according to the notification.