Five vaccination centres to be set up in Multan

Health department has decided to increase Covid vaccination centres from two to seven


Our Correspondent May 01, 2021
A health worker reacts while receiving a dose of the Sinopharm vaccine, donated by China, at a vaccination centre in Karachi on February 3, 2021. — Reuters/File

MULTAN:

The district health authority in Multan will set up five coronavirus vaccination centres to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the district.

Sources said health department has decided to increase the number of coronavirus vaccination centres from two to seven after five new vaccination centres will be set up in the city with an aim to accelerate the vaccination process for the facility of citizens, said CEO District Health Authority, Dr Shoaib Gurmani on Friday.

Gurmani also informed that the centres would be established at different places including Sports Gymnasium, Workers Welfare School, Lodhi Colony, Govt College for Women, Shah Rukn-i-Alam, Govt Home Economics College, Madni Chowk and at Govt Commerce College, Qasimpur Colony.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) DHA stated that the Deputy Commissioner notified the centres will start functioning soon, adding that the decision has been made to facilitate the citizens.

He said that over 21,000 citizens have been inoculated with the first dose of coronavirus vaccination.

Meanwhile, over 7,000 received the second jab as well. Over 10,000 health workers have been vaccinated with the first dose and 7,040 got the second dose so far.

Dr Shoaib maintained that over 80,000 citizens have been registered for the vaccination so far.

Meanwhile, DC Ali Shahzad along with ACs Umair Khawaja, Tayyab khan and DHO, Dr Ali Mehdi visited the proposed centres to inspect vaccination and observation rooms.

The deputy commissioner instructed health department officials to make these centres operational at the earliest. 

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