30 C
Lahore
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Pakistan to get Chinese language COVID-19 vaccine by early February: Dr Faisal Sultan

Must read

PML-N has no quarrel with institution, says Abbasi

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi mentioned his get together - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - has by no means had a tiff...

Marvel superhero sequence ´WandaVision´ casts spell on MTV awards

LOS ANGELES: Marvel superhero sequence "WandaVision" was the massive winner on the MTV Film and TV Awards on Sunday, as Sacha Baron Cohen...

Karachi data highest evening temperature in Might since 2015

A girl is washing her face amid scorching warmth in Karachi. AFP/FileKARACHI: As a result of suspension of sea breeze underneath the affect of...

Exams for college kids of courses 10 and 12 more likely to be performed first

File photograph of scholars trying annual exams — PPIAuthorities determine to conduct exams for 10 and 12 graders first.Training ministers agree that no class, together...

— Reuters
  • Dr Faisal Sultan hopes to obtain first batch of vaccine early February
  • Hopes to start vaccinating frontline healthcare employees with China’s Sinopharm vaccine inside first quarter
  • Basic public should wait until June, in response to Dr Atta-ur-Rahman

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Providers, Rules and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan on Tuesday stated Pakistan is hopeful it should obtain the primary batch of the COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinopharm in “early February”.

Pakistan said last month it would purchase 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Sinopharm in the first official confirmation of a vaccine purchase as the country battles a second wave of infections.

“We hope to be able to get vaccine doses from Sinopharm in the first quarter of this year, hopefully starting in early February,” Dr Sultan said in an interview with Arab News, adding that the government aims to begin the process of vaccination within the first quarter of this year.

“We are hoping to deploy the vaccine within the first quarter. The 1.1 million doses are just the first phase,” he said.

Here’s all you need to know about China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Sultan said the government was looking at “multiple options” and was in touch with all companies whose vaccines had been approved internationally.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday started registering frontline health care workers who will be vaccinated in the first phase.

“This is the first batch of 1.2 million doses for health workers; there will be more orders which will be used for the public in phases,” said Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, chairman of the COVID-19 task force.

Vaccination for general public

Both the government and private sector companies would bring vaccines into Pakistan but the private sector have to get their vaccines registered with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), said Dr Rahman.

“DRAP will check and have control on both the quality and price of the vaccine from the private companies,” he added.

Pakistan establishes first coronavirus vaccine centre in Islamabad

Dr Rahman stated that most of the people can be vaccinated between June and September this yr.

“Pakistan is considering getting the vaccines from all the companies whose vaccines have been approved internationally,” he stated.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

PML-N has no quarrel with institution, says Abbasi

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi mentioned his get together - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - has by no means had a tiff...

Marvel superhero sequence ´WandaVision´ casts spell on MTV awards

LOS ANGELES: Marvel superhero sequence "WandaVision" was the massive winner on the MTV Film and TV Awards on Sunday, as Sacha Baron Cohen...

Karachi data highest evening temperature in Might since 2015

A girl is washing her face amid scorching warmth in Karachi. AFP/FileKARACHI: As a result of suspension of sea breeze underneath the affect of...

Exams for college kids of courses 10 and 12 more likely to be performed first

File photograph of scholars trying annual exams — PPIAuthorities determine to conduct exams for 10 and 12 graders first.Training ministers agree that no class, together...

Sindh might take strict choices Thursday if coronavirus SOPs not adopted: Murad

Well being staff distributing antiviral face masks amongst sufferers as a safety measure towards coronavirus, at Jinnah Hospital in Karachi. Picture: PPISindh to revisit...