Punjab govt spares Rs1.5b for buying million vaccine doses

By: News Desk      Published: 02:43 PM, 1 Apr, 2021
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Punjab Chief Minister addresses a news conference.

The Punjab government has approved a fund of Rs1.5 billion for purchasing a million shots of the coronavirus vaccine, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar talking to a media persons after visiting the Azadi Interchange Vaccination Centre in Lahore on Thursday said the Punjab government has allocated Rs 1.5 billion for buying vaccines. 

“Our first priority is to administer frontline health workers and so far overall we have administered around 0.4 million people in the province,” he said. 

Usman Buzdar said Punjab has 128 vaccination centres. “The pressure is mounting on our hospitals and compliance of corona SOPs is the only way out from the current situation,” Buzdar reaffirmed.

The oxygen cylinder demand has increased by seven percent in the province and there are seven cities in the province having over 12 percent positivity ratio, the chief minister said. 

He clarified that people should get shots of this vaccine as it is approved after tests and trials. “We are also heading toward vaccine making on our own. Adhering to SOPs is the way out from the situation as best healthcare systems around the world are also facing problems.”