- A particular aircraft carrying the primary batch of the coronavirus vaccine to the nation landed in Beijing at the moment and is at the moment en path to Islamabad
- In accordance with NCOC, all crucial measures have been put in place for vaccine storage in Islamabad
- Earlier this month, DRAP gave authorisation for the Chinese language-manufactured Sinopharm and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
A particular aircraft to convey the primary batch of the coronavirus vaccine has left Beijing and is on its strategy to Islamabad, APP reported Sunday night time.
Earlier within the night, the Nationwide Command Operation Centre (NCOC) chief, Asad Umar had stated that loading of the vaccine containers into the aircraft is underway.
As per particulars from NCOC, all crucial measures have been put in place for vaccine storage in Islamabad and the transfer of vaccines to varied federating models significantly to Sindh and Balochistan via the air.
A Vaccine nerve centre has been established at NCOC with provincial and district Degree vaccine administration.
The coronavirus monitoring centre mentioned intimately concerning the authorities’s vaccine administration technique throughout Pakistan, administrative measures, and significantly the motion of the preliminary tranche of the vaccine.
Learn extra: ‘Excellent news’: Asad Umar says Pakistan can count on 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine this 12 months
Earlier this month, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) gave the authorisation for each — the Chinese language-manufactured Sinopharm, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
A day earlier, NCOC chief Asad Umar broke the excellent news that COVAX has indicated a provide of as much as 17 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for Pakistan within the first half of 2021.
“Good news on COVID vaccine front. Received a letter from COVAX of [an] indicative supply of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca in 1st half 2021,” Umar wrote on Twitter.
In accordance with the planning minister, six million of the full 17 million doses shall be obtained by March with supply beginning in February. He didn’t specify any dates.
“We signed with COVAX nearly eight months back to ensure availability,” he added.