Covid Vaccinations to Begin in KP this Week: Jhagra

PESHAWAR, (MANEND NEWS): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for Health and Finance Taimur Salim Khan
Jhagra has said that vaccinations for covid-19 will begin in the
province from this week. First consignment of covid vaccine which
contains 5 lakh doses is expected to arrive in Pakistan today. An
another consignment of 17 Million vaccines is also expected in next few
months. Provincial government has completed its preparation to
administer Covid vaccinations for front line health care workers. Health
department has prepared 280 covid vaccination centers throughout the
province and 2484 health staff has been trained to administer
vaccination in every district. In a media briefing at Itlaa cell in
civil secretariat Peshawar Taimur Jhagra expressed hope that from this
week covid vaccination will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “In first phase
we have selected 8 districts with highest covid bed occupancy” he added.
Provincial minister said, Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swat, Bannu,
Dera Ismail Khan, Kohat and Nowshera districts have the greatest covid
patient load. Front line health care workers of theses 8 districts will
get the vaccine in first phase. He said 64113 health care from all over
the province has already been registered. Minister expressed hope that
covid vaccination will be inaugurated by Chief Minister on Wednesday. He
also appreciated the coordinated efforts of National Command and
Operation Centre NCOC lead by Federal minister Asad Umer against the
covid challenge and now for country wide covid vaccination drive. At the
occasion additional director general health Dr. Shaheen Afridi said that
this vaccine is registered and internationally approved vaccine with no
recorded side effects so far. Although we will also test this vaccine
Before administering to health care workers.

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