Elderly to get vaccine sans pin code: Yasmin

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Amraiz Khan

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday said that the elderly persons in the province are to get government-sponsored Covid-19 jabs without establishing their registration codes in the vaccination centers from now onwards.

Earlier, it was the case that the people above the age of 60 years will have to first send a text message to avail the vaccine registration and once they get their code and dates for the day they will be scheduled to get their shots, they must be present in the centers.

However, following some inclement incidents where the elderly people reported some complaints, the provincial health minister has said now registration code is required for the getting the shots anymore and people can just go to the centers established by the government and get jabbed.

She nevertheless added that the pin code was introduced to facilitate the people better and said it would be for the best if people get their pin codes prior to visiting the centers and following the time assigned to them.

The staff in the vaccination centers are professional and are responsibly delivering on their duties, said Rashid.

Separately to happen earlier today, all preparations have been finalized to open 15 mass vaccination centers across the country in order to expedite the anti-COVID inoculation process.

The mass vaccination centers being established in the top 15 Covid-19 affected cities.

The cities where the government has planned to establish mass vaccination centres included Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Abbottabad and Mansehra.

As per details, the Islamabad administration has decided to establish a mass vaccination centre at Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC).

Meanwhile, Advisor to CM on Tourism Asif Mehmood said that walking track at Tilla Jogian will prove to be great attraction for the adventure loving tourists. 2

4 kilometre long jeep track would also be constructed beside 4kg long hiking track.

This was stated by him while presiding over a meeting held to review the progress on the construction of hiking track in Tilla Jogian today.

Secretary Tourism Ehsan Ullah Bhutta, Managing Director TDCP Tanvir Jabbar, Additional Deputy Commissioner General Jhelum participated in the meeting through video link.

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