The Primary and Secondary Healthcare is going to launch a special vaccination campaign in five big cities of Punjab from Monday (today).
The special vaccination campaign will run from July 26 to August 10 during which citizens will be vaccinated at their doorsteps at union council level.
According to the Secretary P&SHD Sarah Aslam, 40% population of Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad will be vaccinated during the firts phase of the special campaign. Moreover, 70% population of Rawalpindi will be vaccinated during this campaign.
The campaign has been launched at union council level for public convenience. Special instructions for intensive vaccination have been issued to all CEOs and other officers concerned.
On the other hand, Sarah Aslam informed that Corona vaccination has hit hat-trick as over 300,000 persons are being vaccinated on daily basis across Punjab. Sarah Aslam also highlighted increase in corona cases as 529 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.
330,986 patients have been fully recovered and active cases are 10,757 till date. Similarly, five deaths have been reported in Lahore, whereas overall deaths in Punjab have been recorded at 16, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,939 till-date. The secretary informed that a total of 6,048,067 were tests conducted of which 17,525 tests were processed in the last 24 hours.
Moreover, 229 cases have been reported in Lahore, 99 cases in Rawalpindi, 43 cases in Mianwali, 36 cases in Hafizabad, 24 cases in Multan, 13 cases in Faisalabad, 11 cases in Sargodha, 10 cases in Bahawalpur, 7 cases in Bahawalnagar, 7 cases in Gujranwala, 6 cases in Dera Ghazi Khan, 6 cases in Nankana while 5 cases each in Muzafargarh, Sialkot and Vehari, 4 cases each in Jhelum and Rahim Yar Khan have been reported.
Whereas 3 cases each were reported in Gujarat and Sahiwal respectively during the last 24 hours. During last 24 hours, average positivity ratio 3.0 has recorded across the province while positivity ratio 4.7, was recorded in the provincial capital with 1.0 in Faisalabad, 4.1 in Bahawalpur and 1.0 in Multan.
Sarah Aslam appealed to the public to strictly follow SOPs, adding that timely vaccination is the only key to cope with Delta variant as its likely to be one of the dominant strains of Covid-19 in Pakistan and worldwide.