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NCOC develops national immunisation system for Covid vaccine administration

Pakistan's Covid-19 positivity ratio stands at 5.92 per cent

News Desk December 30, 2020

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and National Information Technology Board (NITB) has developed a National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) to ensure efficient supply chain management and administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The system will enable automated phase-wise registration of citizens for Covid-19 vaccine through SMS/internet, based on CNIC numbers. The immunisation mechanism will be intimated to citizens shortly. NIMS will be made available by mid-January.

NCOC was informed that the federal government is in close liaison with the world's leading Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for its early availability in Pakistan.

NCOC Statistics

The centre was informed that Pakistan's current positivity ratio stands at 5.92 per cent. The highest positivity ratio was observed in Karachi at 13.84 per cent, followed by Hyderabad 8.79 per cent and Swat 7.89 per cent.

The ratio in various federating units was found to be 8.40 per cent in Sindh, 5.87 per cent in K-P, 4.95 per cent in Balochistan, 4.44 per cent in Punjab, 3.98 per cent in Islamabad, 2.14 per cent in AJK and 0.62 per cent in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

In the last 24 hours, Punjab recorded the highest number of deaths, followed by Sindh.

The highest number of ventilator occupancy was seen in Multan at 44 per cent, followed by Islamabad 41 per cent, Lahore 32 per cent and Peshawar 30 per cent.

Meanwhile, the highest number of oxygenated bed occupancy in the country was in Peshawar, at 63 per cent, followed by Multan 39 per cent, Islamabad 35 per cent and Rawalpindi 30 per cent.

The NCOC reported that of the 2.1 per cent fatality rate in the country, 70 per cent of males and 77.5 per cent people over the age of 50 succumbed to the virus; 73 per cent had chronic comorbidities and 91 per cent of the deceased remained hospitalised.


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