Govt managed to vaccinate about 50m people: Khawar


Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information and Spokesperson Government of the Punjab Hasaan Khawar has said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid along with her team have managed to vaccinate about 50 million people with at least one dose and more than 30 million people with two doses of COVID-19 out of designated target of more than 8.1 corers.

He said that seeing the declining trend of vaccination, Punjab government launched a door-to-door vaccination campaign namely RED, “Reach Every Door”, with the help of 12 thousand mobile vaccination teams.

From October 25 to November 12, 13 million people were vaccinated in the first phase of this special campaign.

The second phase of the RED campaign has started from December 1 and will continue till December 31.

Punjab is leading all other provinces with 43% vaccinated population, he said.

He further stated that at present six and a half thousand vaccination centers across Punjab are working to save the people from COVID-19.

These views were expressed by SACM Punjab for Information and Spokesperson Punjab Government Hasaan Khawar while talking to media representatives after visiting the Vaccination Center at Government Boys School, Baab-e-Pakistan, Walton Road, Lahore.

On this occasion, he said that the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2019 put countries around the world as well as Pakistan in a worrisome economic predicament.

The government took timely steps to allay public concerns which were praised by international organizations like World Health Organization.

Punjab government spokesman Hasaan Khawar further said that the previous government operated upon dual standards of health and education for the rich and the poor.

In contrast, the current government has eliminated the gap between rich and poor with the Sehat Insaf Card and introduction of Single National Curriculum.

The current government has been criticized for making electricity more expensive, but expensive agreements were made during the N-League era.

He said that Shahbaz Sharif does not talk of corruption shy of 16 billion.When questioned, instead of answering for their corruption, PML-N leaders start using defaming tactics.

Hasaan Khawar also said that the government is always ready to join hands with the Opposition on the reforms agenda for the solution of important national issues including the outdated judicial system and for the betterment of institutions.


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