Pakistan on Wednesday set a target of 10 million doses of various vaccines to combat the coronavirus. Now the authorities also claim that Pakistan has become one of the 30 countries in the world that have vaccinated the most so far. On the other hand, public and private sector employees have been required to be vaccinated by the end of this month.
According to the decision of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), an organization that monitors the situation of corona epidemic in Pakistan, the process of vaccination in the country is underway under a three-pronged strategy.
In this strategy, on the one hand, citizens are being encouraged to volunteer for vaccination. Employees, on the other hand, have to be vaccinated by June 30. The third task is to announce some offers for vaccination in some areas.
To expedite the vaccination process, it has been decided to keep all vaccination centers across the country open from 8 am to 10 pm on Sundays.
Earlier, the Sindh government had made it a condition of payment of salaries to all government employees in the province to submit a certificate of vaccination.
Decision to ease sanctions from June 15
It is currently banned from doing business completely two days a week to control the Corona epidemic across the country. However, the government has decided to ease the restrictions from June 15.
According to the decision, each province will have the right to close its business on any day.
The ban on opening shrines and cinemas will be maintained for the time being.
Vaccination of 7.2 million people so far, target of 70 million
According to the NCOC, out of 10 million vaccinators, a large number, more than 7.2 million people, have been vaccinated. While 47.41 million people have been vaccinated with a single dose.
Officials are hoping that the number of people whose vaccinations are being completed will increase rapidly in the near future.
Asad Omar, head of the NCOC and federal minister, said the government aims to complete the vaccination of 70 million people by the end of the year. So much work is needed to achieve this goal right now.
He thinks the good thing is that people are now registering in large numbers every day and the number of people getting vaccinated daily has reached three to three and a half million.
Asad Omar says the sooner the vaccination process takes place, the faster the sanctions will be lifted. Because many sectors have been affected by the closure and there is pressure on the health sector as well.
He added that steps had been taken to prevent the third wave of Corona. Their effects are visible, but they don't mean the threat is over.
“The current pace of vaccination and the target set are not satisfactory.”
Dr Qaiser Sajjad, general secretary of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and a member of the provincial Corona Task Force, says the government's goal of vaccinating 70 million people by the end of the year should be met if efforts are made. Can However, the attitude of the people is very important.
He said that the pace at which vaccination is being carried out at present is not satisfactory.
He added that at least five to six lakh people would have to be vaccinated every day. By then, at least 1.5 crore people will be vaccinated in a month. Thus, by the end of this year, almost half of the population will have been vaccinated.
However, he said that in order to protect a large part of the population, at least 75% of the population would need to be vaccinated against coronavirus. And there is still much to be done in this regard. Therefore, people should be made aware as well as compelled to increase the speed of vaccination.
“Relaxation of sanctions is not without risks”
Officials at the Pakistan Medical Association say the government's easing of sanctions to prevent the outbreak of coronary heart disease is tantamount to taking a risk.
The nationwide Association of Doctors says it needs to be careful rather than hasty. Because of the haste, the country saw a second and then a third wave, which led to the re-imposition of sanctions. Thus, keeping safety measures at bay further hampered the return to normal life.
According to the organization, more than a thousand cases are still being reported in Pakistan on a daily basis and there will be many whose reports do not even reach the government data.
Pakistan receives 13.5 million doses of vaccine
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, says that Pakistan has received more than 13 million doses of the corona virus, including the largest dose of 6.2 million doses of the Chinese-made cyanoform vaccine. ۔
He said that Pakistan has received 5 million doses of China's Cyano Vaccine vaccine and about 100,000 doses of the lowest Pfizer vaccine.
Dr. Faisal Sultan added that the consumption of 10 million doses in Pakistan has further strengthened the government's resolve to return to normal life.
On the other hand, the federal government is considering various measures to crack down on non-vaccinators, including banning non-vaccinators from entering government offices as well as hotels and restaurants. ۔
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