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Punjab will quickly purchase 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Dr Yasmin Rashid

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  • Punjab to purchase 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, says Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid.
  • Dr Rashid mentioned a technical advisory group had been constituted underneath Major and Secondary Healthcare Division Particular Secretary Babar Aman to purchase coronavirus vaccines.
  • The group will share its suggestions inside two days.

LAHORE: A million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine might be bought by Punjab quickly after approval by the cupboard, says Dr Yasmin Rashid, the province’s well being minister.

She was chairing on Wednesday a gathering on the Civil Secretariat to evaluate the standing of vaccine procurement and preparation. The Punjab well being minister mentioned that native preparation of the vaccine might be attainable between six and 10 months.

Dr Rashid mentioned a technical advisory group had been constituted underneath Major and Secondary Healthcare Division Particular Secretary Babar Aman to purchase coronavirus vaccines. The group will share its suggestions inside two days.

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She knowledgeable that session with stakeholders was underway, together with professors from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS).

“Local preparation of vaccine may take 6 to 10 months time,” she added. Dr Rashid mentioned that the specialised healthcare and medical schooling secretary had already met numerous stakeholders, together with the livestock division for this function. 

The Punjab authorities is utilising all-out sources to regulate the pandemic, she mentioned, calling on stakeholders to play an lively position in controlling the coronavirus pandemic within the province.

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Dr Yasmin mentioned that the vaccination strategy of aged residents was underway easily and the Punjab authorities was controlling the pandemic underneath an outlined technique. 

She sought individuals’s cooperation by following the coronavirus normal working procedures and highlighted that underneath the management of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab would overcome the pandemic unfold. 

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