Health staff found vaccinating influential people in Karachi, officer suspended

By: News Desk      Published: 02:42 AM, 8 Feb, 2021
Health staff found vaccinating influential people in Karachi, officer suspended
Spokesperson for PM Dr Shahbaz Gill shared pictures of health staff administering coronavirus vaccine to relatives of influential political figures in Karachi.

The Sindh Health Department on Sunday suspended a deputy district officer (DDO) for health after reports emerged that coronavirus vaccine was being administered to some politically-influential people in Karachi

Right now, coronavirus vaccine is meant exclusively for the frontline health workers in Pakistan. 

The Sindh Health Department suspended DDO for Health Dr Aneela after reports surfaced in the media that daughter and son-in-law of Muhammad Zubair, a senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Sindh governor, have been administered coronavirus vaccine in violation of the vaccination policy of the federal government. 

The provincial health department ordered an inquiry into the issue and directed the inquiry committee to submit its report within three days. 

Federal Minister Asad Umar and Spokesperson for Prime Minister Dr Shahbaz Gill had tweeted that coronavirus vaccine was being administered to close relatives of influential political figures in Sindh

They called upon the Sindh government to order an investigation into this issue.