Faisal briefs WHO official about Covid vaccination in country.

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination, Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday briefed World Health Organisation (WHO) Pakistan head Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala about ongoing Covid-19 vaccination in the country.

Dr Sultan along with Dr Palitha visited the Covid-19 vaccination centre located at Tarlai, Islamabad, to inaugurate a special vaccination counter for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The SAPM inspected the services available at the centre. Briefing the WHO Pakistan head, he said that the government is taking stern steps to contain virus spread and added that provision of Covid-19 vaccine is also being made available for the citizens.

Dr Sultan said that the PTI government is buying the Covid-19 vaccine for citizens of Pakistan. On the occasion, he urged the people to strictly adopt Covid-related standard operating procedures (SOPs). Separately, the federal government will establish special call centres in all districts under the no-show policy in order to approach the elderly citizens who did not receive the doses of coronavirus vaccines.

The health authorities have decided to approach the...

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