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Corona vaccination campaign was organized at Dow Health and Medical Center, Ojha Campus, Karachi. On the occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho also participated. Dow University’s vice chancellor gave a briefing on the arrangements at Dow University Center. Chinese Consulate officials also accompanied the Sindh Chief Minister.
According to the briefing, about 170,000 health workers have been registered in Sindh while the number of vaccines received is 80,000.
When the Rava Team spoke to the staff present at the event, they said that we are fully prepared for the vaccination process.
In an exclusive interview with Rava, Dr. Azra called the vaccination campaign a historic moment. “Our sub-centers will be operational from today. In the first phase, we will vaccinate the health workers working in the ICU, “said Dr. Azra.
Regarding the vaccine, the minister said that the vaccine will be given free of cost.
Dr. Najia, who was present at the event, said that the result of Sinopharm is good in the UAE, so hopefully it will work in Pakistan too.
Health workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination. It’s important to note that Sinopharm is a muscular vaccine and one is required to wear a mask after being inoculated.
Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra addresses the ceremony
Addressing the function, Dr Azra said that 83,000 doses of vaccine have been received and vaccination will be started in all districts of Karachi.
Address by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah
Addressing the gathering, the Sindh Chief Minister said that the people of China have given 500,000 doses to Pakistan. Out of this, 83,000 doses have so far been received.
She said she was thankful to China that “helped un in this hour of grief.”
“I am grateful to the Chinese brothers who helped us in difficult times. We are grateful to our Chinese friends. China has once again stood by us in difficult times,” Dr Azra said.
Addressing the function, he said that he did not understand the strategy of the federal government. The registration process of doctors and healthcare staff on 1,166 is not appropriate, while 62 to 63 thousand doses have been given for Karachi. She said she was not sure whether transparency in the vaccination process would be ensured.
“We have obstacles from the federation. We want to get the vaccine directly from China. Sindh has taken strict measures with regard to the coronavirus from the very beginning and will continue to do so,” she added.
“As soon as the vaccine arrives, there will be a phased vaccination. We can’t vaccinate everyone at the moment. No other country has come to our aid at the moment. Experts say the antibodies they contain will not be vaccinated.”
It may be recalled that in the presence of Sindh chief minister, the first phase of vaccination was started by vaccinating the medical staff and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.