‘Govt to increase vaccination centres’

Health minister says expansion will help achieve target of immunizing 80,000 citizens daily

APP May 02, 2021
A file photo of Dr Yasmin Rashid


Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that the government was increasing the number of vaccination centres in Punjab to achieve the target to vaccinate 80,000 people daily in the province.

Chairing a meeting at Civil Secretariat to review the emerging coronavirus situation, initiative to increase vaccination centers, boosting health facilities at public sector hospitals for Covid-19 patients and ancillary areas on Saturday, she added that the provincial health department was ensuring uninterrupted supply of oxygen in the province.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Additional chief secretary, Additional chief secretary (Home) and senior military and civil officials were present in the meeting while Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bukht joined via video link.

Dr Yasmin said that implementation on coronavirus SOPs was being ensured and all institutions were working in collaboration for the control of coronavirus pandemic in the province.

The ACS (Home), Lahore commissioner and P&SHD secretary presented details of actions taken for the control of the pandemic.

She said, “Vaccination staff is being doubled at vaccination centres to cope with overcrowding.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2021.

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