Setting up vaccination centre in private sector a good initiative: Wahab



Government of Sindh Spokesman, Advisor to CM on Environment and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab said, Teams will go to the industries located in the industrial areas of the city and vaccinate the workers against corona.

The majority of people in Karachi work in industrial areas, which is why the Sindh government has decided to introduce corona vaccine in collaboration with industrial associations.

He expressed this while inaugurating the Corona Vaccination Center at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI).

KATI Patron-in-Chief SM Muneer, President Saleem-uz-Zaman, CEO KITE ZubairChhaya and DC KorangiIrfan Salam also graced the occasion.

Khalid Tawab, Zahid Saeed, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Danish Khan, Masood Naqi, GulzarFeroze, JoharKandahari, Sheikh FazalJalil, SM Yahya, Sheikh ManzarAlam, Sheikh UmerRehan, Noor Ahmed Khan, Zaki Ahmed Sharif, NighatAwan, SSP KorangiShahjahan Khan and others were also present.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab also added that, Sindh government has so far set up 234 corona vaccination centers in which people are getting free vaccines against COVID-19.

Korangi Industrial Area is one of the largest industrial areas in Karachi, which is why Sindh government decided to setup vaccination centers in collaboration with KATI, to reach out to as many industrial workers as possible.

2 months ago the infection rate in Sindh was 2% but last week it was 14% in Karachi, 10.8% in Hyderabad and 7.7% in Sukkur which suggests that the spread of corona has not stopped yet. If government announces ease in lockdown which makes people hesitant to adopt Corona SOPs, he added.

Murtaza Wahab further said, People are not giving priority to Government SOPs, wearing masks, maintaining social distance and getting vaccinated which helps spread the epidemic fast. There are many rumors circulating about the vaccine.

We have seen on social media that after getting vaccinated the body become magnetic, some are spreading rumors that people gets electronic chips under the guise of vaccines, which is completely baseless.

Business leaders, organizations and media should promote the trend of getting vaccination among the people.

In the forthcoming Budget special projects are being allocated for industrial areas, especially for the shifting of Korangi Combined Effluent Treatment Plant to solar energy.

Earlier, Patron-in-Chief of KATI, SM Muneer welcome Barrister Murtaza Wahab, he said, Sindh Government was taking key steps to prevent COVID-19, and the Government of Sindh’s initiatives against Corona had been very effectiv.