The University of Karachi in collaboration with the Sindh Health Department established a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at CBSCR Research Institute, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. CM’s Advisor Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Saturday inaugurated the vaccination centre which would provide free of cost vaccinations to teaching and non-teaching staff and students.
“We all need to eradicate the negative propaganda regarding vaccination through our actions and we must get the vaccination at the earliest,” Wahab said.
The adviser said that he was grateful to the management of the University of Karachi for recognising the need to set up a vaccination centre on the campus through which the faculty and administrative staff of Karachi University, as well as thousands of students coming from all over the country, would be able to get free vaccinations.
Meanwhile inaugurating the Botanical Garden at Karachi University Wahab said: “as a nation, we need to plant trees to improve the environment as plants will benefit future generations for decades to come.”
The Botanical Garden and Herbarium was named after varsity’s former vice chancellor Professor Dr Syed Irtafaq Ali. The university of Karachi t more than 43,000 students and if every student takes responsibility for taking care of a plant, the campus would present a beautiful look.
Pandemic claims 11 lives
As many as 11 more patients of novel coronavirus disease died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,014 and 1,342 new cases emerged when 18,340 tests were conducted.
According to a statement issued on Saturday, the fresh fatalities have put the death rate from the pandemic at 1.6 per cent death, whereas the current detection rate was 7.3 per cent current.
The statement said that currently 25,963 patients were under treatment, of them 24,931 were in home isolation, 1,010 at different hospitals and 22 patients in isolation centres. Condition of 962 patients was stated to be critical, including 79 shifted to ventilators.
According to the statement, among the 1,342 new cases, 781 have been detected from Karachi, 72 Hyderabad, 36 Sukkur, 34 Ghotki, and 32 Kashmore-Kandhkot.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2021.