Govt conducts 24 tests on release of CanSino vaccine: Dr Faisal.

ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan on Thursday said that a thorough testing procedure was adopted before the release of COVID-19 vaccine CanSino at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

In a briefing to the members of the Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, chaired by Dr Muhammad Humayun Mohmand, he said that as many as 24 tests were conducted to check all aspects of the vaccine to make it safe for people.

He said that one trial of CanSino was also conducted in Pakistan and people had participated in this trial with their own choice.

He said that the raw material of CanSino was obtained from China while the doses and packaging were prepared in Pakistan.

He said that National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has data of different variants of COVID-19. He added a detailed investigation was conducted to observe various variants at the laboratory.

He made it clear that hospitals don't have any data of COVID-19 variants. He added delta variant cases were reported in Islamabad and Karachi while South...

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