Pakistani government established its 1st corona vaccine centre in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
The public can register by calling on the helpline 1166. Special room coolers have been installed to maintain the temperature which helps for long lasting of the vaccine.
Training centres have also been made by the federal health ministry.
Punjab Better Prepared for SECOND Wave
Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said here on Wednesday that Punjab is much better prepared to battle the second wave of Corona Pandemic due to lessons learnt in the first wave. She was speaking as chief guest at a seminar on Importance of Diagnostics in Corona Prevention and Future Challenges at a local hotel. Present on the occasion were Chairman Corona Expert Advisory Group Dr. Mehmud Shaukat, Dean Institute of Public Health Dr. Zarfishn Tahir, World Health Organization representative Dr. Jamshed, Dr. Javed Hayat, Brig (Retd) Dr. Hameed, Dr. Faiz from Karachi, Dr. Asif Ali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Zaman from National Institute of Health, Dr. Romana, Professor Zahid Latif whereas a number of other experts joined via video link.
The Health Minister said, “Corona Pandemic has affected the world economy beyond estimates. Punjab government allocated enough resources to fight the Pandemic and set up 18 BSL-3 Labs in Public Sector. The 19th BSL 3 Lab is being established in Rahim Yar Khan and the testing capacity has been increased from 400 tests per day to 22,000 tests during the Pandemic. This helped expand Contact Tracing program. During the first wave, the Corona Expert Advisory Group was instrumental in controlling the Pandemic in the first wave. Patients showing moderate to severe symptoms must visit hospitals instead of home treatment. Punjab has spent Rs. 14 billion on Corona Pandemic so far. The Protocols are being continuously revised and updated according to guidelines of the NCOC.”
Pakistan going to get 1.2 Million vaccines from Sinopharm China
The death rate reaches 10,000 in Pakistan. A number of countries have booked vaccines in their preliminary phases to have them available in the country to vaccinate their people against the virus.
Pakistan have also booked to purchase 1.2 million vaccines from Sinopharm China, Fawad Chaudhary told the public.
“The Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of cost to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021,” Fawad Chaudhary tweeted.