KARACHI: The Sindh Government recently established a Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell to make the coronavirus’s final arrangements (COIVD-19) vaccine.
The Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell has set up on the directives of the Minister for Health Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho. The Secretary Health Sindh, Kazim Jatoi, will lead the COVID-19 vaccination arrangements in Sindh.
This was decided in a meeting held under the supervision of Minister for Health Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho. Secretary Health Sindh, Kazim Jatoi, Parliamentary Health Secretary, Qasim Siraj Somroo, and other officials were also present on this occasion.
She informed that the vaccine would be available in the province in the second week of January in collaboration with the National Vaccine Task Force and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
She informed that an estimated 250,000 vaccine doses are likely to be provided to Sindh, and each person will be administered two doses of the vaccine after a 21-day gap. She further said that healthcare professionals and front line workers would be administered that vaccine in the first phase.
Azra Pechuho said that the front line workers of public and private sector hospitals would be vaccinated in the first phase. She said that the necessary directives have already been issued about compiling the data of healthcare workers performing duties in private hospitals.
She said 50 cubicles had been set up in the Expo Centre for vaccination, and around 5000 people would be vaccinated in a day. The vaccination card will also be issued to individuals for traveling purposes after vaccine administration.
The tertiary care hospitals of Sindh (excluding Karachi) will be provided the vaccine facility. Elderly people above 60 and suffering from other ailments would be administrated the vaccine in the second phase.