WHO praises Pakistan’s vaccination drive

WHO director personally visited the most remote and backward areas of Pakistan


Shabbir Hussain September 26, 2021
PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

World Health Organization (WHO) Country Head, Dr Palitha Mahipala praised Pakistan for its wonderful efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, and running an efficient vaccination drive, covering all corners of the country.

During an informal chat with media representatives in Islamabad, Dr Mahipala said that Pakistan was one of the seven countries in the world that took the best precautionary measures against coronavirus pandemic.

“Pakistan is performing better in its vaccination drive. One million doses are administered per-day, which is excellent,” Dr Mahipala added. “Pakistan's vaccination centres are an example to the international community.”

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The WHO country director told reporters that he personally visited the most remote and backward areas of Pakistan and inspected the vaccination process. “Surprisingly, vaccination centres in remote areas, from Tharparkar and Khunjerab border, all had the same facilities which are available in Islamabad.”

Meanwhile, Dr Mahipala and his team on Saturday visited the Rawalpindi Railway Station and inspected arrangements to facilitate passengers at a Covid vaccination centre there.

The WHO team members inspected the vaccination centre and distributed face masks, sanitisers and coronavirus awareness pamphlets among the passengers of Awam Express, Sir Syed Express and other trains.

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