11 more Covid vaccination centres opened in city
Our Correspondent Observer Report
Amid increased pressure on the existing healthcare system in the province as people rushed to get themselves ronavirus after warnings by the authorities, the Sindh government on Sunday said that it would operationalise 11 more vaccination centres which will work 24 hours.
“In order to facilitate our citizens, #SindhGovt from today will be operationalising 11 more #COVID19 vaccination centres which will be operational 24 hours a day,” Sindh government spokesperson MurtazaWahab wrote on his official Twitter handle along with a notification of the department of health.
He also requested the people to appreciate health workers who are putting in their best effort.
As per the notification, one more vaccination centre would be established in district Karachi East, three more in Karachi South, three more in Karachi Central, one more each in Karachi West and Malir and two more in Korangi.
In another tweet, Murtaza said that 87 per cent of hospital admissions were people who had not gotten the Covid vaccine and 13 per cent were vaccinated three days ago.
“Doctors have informed #SindhGovt that generally vaccinated people by & large have had mild symptoms,” he added.
On Saturday, Karachi’s Expo Centre witnessed chaos following the warnings issued by the Sindh government and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) that salaries of the government employees resisting inoculation would be blocked.
Desperate to get vaccinated after a long wait in an endless queue outside the centre, the enraged crowd broke into the building and began vandalising the property.
Reports said glass doors were smashed after which security personnel sustained injuries. A video of the incident went viral over the internet.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had directed the finance ministry to stop the salaries from July of government employees who refuse to get themselves vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.