Corona vaccination jabs widened to cover maximum population: Nausheen

Staff Reporter

Parliamentary Health Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid has said that the government has widened the door-to-door corona vaccine inculcation in various parts of country by 30 percent to cover maximum target of adult population by end of the year.

Talking to media on Sunday, she was of the view that the vaccination targets set by the NCOC would be achieved soon and mobile teams on all union council level and district level were playing an active role for door-to-door vaccination drive.

Dr. Nausheem Hamid said that Pakistan has successfully crossed an important landmark of 40 million total vaccine doses for eligible population.

Rejecting the reports of shortage of Covid vaccines, she said that the government has been providing free supply of vaccines to public.

While describing the current Covid-19 situation, the Parliamentary Health Secretary said the virus in fourth wave had spread rapidly, with cases, positivity ratio and hospitalizations all witnessing a spike, adding, the government has re-implemented strict immigration measures and smart lockdown policy to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

To a question, she said more dosages of Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have reached Pakistan which was being distributed to all provinces equally.

In line with the health ministry’s plans as well as the objectives of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign, Dr. Nausheen Hamid once again asked all the eligible population to get vaccinated and to encourage their family members, friends and colleagues to follow suit for their common good.

The government has set a target to vaccinate its 80% of population till end of December, she said, adding, in a bid to meet that goal, the vaccination program will be further expanded.

She also hailed the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) for playing a major role in identifying hot spot cities and coronavirus cases in various cities of the country, NCOC has increased ‘testing, tracing, ventilators, oxygen beds numbers in hospitals to meet the challenges.

Dr. Nausheen Hamid underlined vaccination is our national duty and moral obligation which is helping us for controlling the spread of the fourth wave of coronavirus.
Citizens can protect themselves from corona by getting a vaccination, she concluded.

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