- Sindh info minister Nasir Shah says a vaccine drive within the province will start from Wednesday, February 3
- Says Centre obtained about 500,000 vaccine doses from China, out of which Sindh has obtained 82,359 doses
- Says the Sindh well being division has allotted Rs1.5 billion for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine
KARACHI: Sindh Info and Native Authorities Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Friday mentioned that Sindh will begin a COVID-19 vaccination drive from Wednesday, February 3.
He was addressing a press convention on the Sindh Meeting, throughout which he mentioned that the federal authorities has obtained about 500,000 vaccine doses from China, out of which Sindh has obtained 82,359 doses.
“In the first phase of the vaccination drive, front line healthcare workers will be inoculated, ” he mentioned. “The Sindh health department has allocated Rs1.5 billion for COVID-19 vaccine.”
Nasir Shah mentioned that the chief minister of Sindh has additionally earmarked a separate funds for the aim.
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“Sindh CM has also written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan regarding the procurement of the vaccine,” the Sindh info minister mentioned, including that at first, vaccines will likely be distributed in 10 districts of the province.
Nasir Hussain Shah added that the Centre is but to allow the Sindh authorities to buy the vaccine.
“We want to vaccinate the people of Sindh free of charge,” the minister mentioned.
The minister additionally touched upon the subject of cleanliness in Karachi and mentioned that there was “considerable improvement” on this regard.
He lamented that the Centre is but to offer Sindh its due share of Rs72 billion.
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