Govt urged to set up Covid vaccination centre at PTDC hotel.

CHITRAL -- On the request of Lower Chitral district administration, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approached the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) managing director to allow use of its hotel in Chitral as mass corona vaccination centre (MCVC).

In a letter written by the KP department of tourism, a copy of which is available with this correspondent, it is stated that Lower Chitral DC has identified the building as the most suitable place available in the city for utilisation as MCVC.

'The building has been abandoned for the past two years so PTDC will not suffer any losses,' the letter said, adding the district administration would ensure payment of the utility bills for the period the facility was used.

It said the target population would be vaccinated as early as possible and the building would be returned.

Asked about approval of the request, deputy commissioner Hasan Abid said the district administration would take over the hotel building on Wednesday and vaccination would be started there during the current week.

District health officer, Upper Chitral, Dr Rahmat Aman said he had recommended lockdown in the villages where a surge...

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