Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
Published in Category: Karachi

Decision taken by Sindh govt to establish emergency fund to purchase COVID-19 vaccine

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KARACHI: Decision has been taken by Sindh government to establish emergency fund to purchase corona virus vaccine with the initial allocation of Rs 1.5 billion for the procurement this year.

According to media reports the Sindh government has contacted AstraZeneca, British manufacturer, and China’s Sinopharm to obtain the vaccine. It has been learnt that 175,000 frontline workers will be vaccinated in phase one in the province.

Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho said in her statement that the federal government is delaying to procure the vaccine. The Sindh government is making an online portal for persons above sixty, she added.