ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan has said that the government has so far purchased over 3 million doses of Anti-Corona Vaccine up to March 30, 2021 while deals have been signed for the purchase of a further 30 million doses.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that COVID-19 vaccines are being purchased from three different manufacturing companies while the Chinese government has donated 1.7 million doses to Pakistan.
Dr. Faisal Sultan said that due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus across the globe, a shortage of vaccines is being witnessed in many Countries.
The special assistant said that bold steps are being taken to ensure the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Pakistan army will assist the civil administration to ensure compliance of SOPs by the general public.
Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the capability of the health care system is being improved in different hospitals.
Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the vaccination process is underway successfully across the Country without any break. He said that 1,200 COVID-19 Vaccination Centers have been established across the Country including 22 Mass Centers with the capacity of vaccination of 5,000 doses daily.
The special assistant said that the vaccination of citizens above 50-year of age is continuing with the walk-in- facility while registration of citizens above 40-year age has been started today.
The prime minister’s special assistant on health further said that the list of Vaccination Centers is available on the website of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). He said that Vaccination Centers are open throughout the whole week except Friday and vaccination is being conducted after Iftar also.