BoP to establish another drive through vaccination centre in city

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Staff Reporter

After the successful launch of the first one-of-a-kind drive-thru Covid-19 vaccination facility in Lahore, The Bank of Punjab, in collaboration with the Federal Health Department officials, and the Capital Development Authority and District Administration, Islamabad, has taken another initiative to establish another drive-thru vaccination facility in the Country, second to Lahore only, at the F-9 Park Islamabad for the benefit of the citizens of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas.

The vaccination facility was inaugurated jointly by Dr. Faisal Sultan Amir Khawaja, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Secretary Health Department, Government of Pakistan, and Zafar Masud, President & CEO of The Bank of Punjab and is in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy of the Bank, which focuses on taking initiatives for the benefit and well being of our society.

Speaking on the occasion Zafar Masud, President/CEO said, “it is our moral, and social and business responsibility to lend a hand to provincial and national the Governments of Pakistan to supplement their wards efforts being put forth by them to get the whole Pakistani nation vaccinated against the deadly virus.

The Bank of Punjab has already established vaccination centers at its premises in different cities for getting the staff and their families vaccinated.

Further, drive- through vaccination facility in Lahore has been a great success and has gathered praise from the general public regarding its usefulness and would like to replicate these experiences in other parts of the Country; today’s effort is in that direction only.

The Bank of Punjab will continue to play it’s due role to be at the forefront to discharge its corporate social responsibility.

While speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Amir Khawaja (Secretary Health Government of Pakistan) said, “Covid-19 is a deadly virus but we can control it just as we controlled it by following the SOPs during the first and second waves.

We can save precious lives including those of our near and dear ones by taking preventive measures. Wear a mask, maintain social distancing, wash hands with soap frequently and avoid crowded places”.

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The vaccination facility will be open for all citizens from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Monday to Saturday (Sunday will be closed).

The ceremony was attended by officials of the federal government, health officials of the federal capital, senior officials of The Bbank of Punjab, as well as members of the print and electronic media.

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