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Authorities-backed COVID-19 vaccines to be free for all, says Dr Faisal Sultan

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  • It’s essential that we unfold consciousness among the many plenty concerning coronavirus, says Dr Faisal Sultan
  • Dr Sultan asserts that folks ought to observe coronavirus SOPs like they did throughout first wave
  • China has donated as many as 500,000 doses of the vaccine to Pakistan, he says

The federal government-backed coronavirus vaccines can be free for all of the nation’s residents, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan mentioned Wednesday.

Talking throughout a web based workshop, the PM’s aide mentioned that it’s the “government’s top-most priority to provide quality healthcare to people.”

“It is crucial that we spread awareness among the masses regarding coronavirus, he said, adding that “individuals ought to observe coronavirus SOPs identical to they did throughout the pandemic’s first wave.”

Read more: How can I get registered for the vaccine in Pakistan? 

The special assistant said that China had donated 500,000 doses of the vaccine to Pakistan, while as many as 400,000 healthcare workers had already registered to get inoculated.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan may be receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the first quarter of the year under the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme.

The global initiative signed an advance purchase agreement with the American pharmaceutical for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine candidate — which has already been approved for emergency use by the global health body.

COVID-19 vaccination programme

Two days ago, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said that provinces have almost completed the training for the medical staff for the coronavirus immunisation drive which will be held in the country.

“[The] provinces have nearly accomplished the coaching of the workers of instructing hospitals, Tehsil and District Head Quarters Hospitals concerning Covid-19 vaccination for swift inoculation of the vaccine,” learn the press launch from NCOC.

Authorities officers, in a gathering on the NCOC, mentioned particulars of the whole process of vaccination, its time of availability, distribution course of, and most demanding areas the place it may be used on the earliest. The NCOC pressured the acquisition of the standard of vaccination to make sure a profitable therapy of COVID-19 sufferers.

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