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Chief of the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) and Minister for Planning, Growth and Particular Initiatives, Asad Umar. — AFP/File
  • NCOC chief Asad Umar says experiences obtained of favours being carried out in Karachi with pictures administered to acquaintances
  • Says Sindh govt firmly informed to make sure vaccine is just given to healthcare staff
  • Sindh’s vaccination drive kicked off on February 3; Pakistan to obtain 500,000 extra doses from China on Monday

Chief of the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar, on Sunday mentioned that the Sindh authorities has been informed to make sure that the coronavirus vaccines are solely administered to healthcare staff.

“We have received complaints that the coronavirus vaccine is being given to acquaintances in Karachi besides healthcare workers,” mentioned Umar.

He mentioned that the NCOC crew, underneath the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on well being Dr Faisal Sultan, held a gathering with the Sindh authorities representatives, the place they had been “firmly told to ensure that the vaccine is only given to healthcare workers”.

Pakistan obtained the primary 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine as a present from China on February 1, after which Prime Minister Imran Khan kicked off Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccination drive the subsequent day.

PM Imran Khan kicks off coronavirus vaccination drive in Pakistan

China has additionally confirmed {that a} second consignment of the vaccine, one other half 1,000,000 doses of the vaccine will probably be delivered to Pakistan through a particular flight of the Individuals’s Liberation Military (PLA) Air Drive on Monday.

Sindh launched its vaccine drive on February 3.

In accordance with Dr Nadeem Sheikh, the director of the directorate of well being companies in Karachi, there are 64,000 registered healthcare professionals in Karachi alone and there are 120 cubicles in 10 vaccination centres which were made to inoculate the town’s well being staff.

‘No main response from coronavirus vaccine,’ says Karachi well being official

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