Door-to-door vaccination planned for women as Omicron spreads in Karachi.

In view of the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant in Karachi, the Sindh government has decided to deploy lady health workers (LHWs) and female vaccinators for door-to-door vaccination in the province after it emerged that most of the non-working women are still unvaccinated, officials said on Saturday.

'We have decided to send LHWs and female vaccinators to each and every house in Sindh to vaccinate people, especially women, against Covid-19 because most of the non-workingwomen in Karachi as well as other major cities and rural areas of Sindh have been found to be unvaccinated,' MPA Qasim Soomro, parliamentary health secretary in the provincial assembly, told media.

Authorities in Sindh said that 759 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in the province during the past 24 hours, of which 648 of the cases belonged to Karachi alone. They said that of these 648 people, 95 were found to be infected with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2, or the coronavirus.

MPA Soomro said that although no data was available to them, most of the non-working women in the province were unvaccinated, especially in Karachi's Korangi and Malir districts as well as some areas of District East, adding that on the other hand, most of the men...

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