NCOC to open mega vaccination centres in GB, AJK

By: News Desk      Published: 03:07 PM, 11 Jun, 2021
NCOC to open mega vaccination centres in GB, AJK
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The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to set up mass-scale vaccination centres in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in order to intensify the campaign against the coronavirus.

In a tweet uploaded on Friday, Federal Planning Minister and NCOC chief Asad Umar said it’s time to pace up the vaccination as the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections drawing closer and tourism gets a shot in the arm in Gilgit Baltistan.

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The NCOC has decided to step up immunisation in the regions by also constituting mobile vaccination teams so that people living in remote areas can be inoculated immediately, the minister said.

On Wednesday last, Pakistan had achieved a major milestone of administering 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The government aimed to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year. Currently, 300,000-350,000 people are registering for the vaccine on a daily basis, according to the minister.

On Friday (June 11), walk-in vaccination for people above the age of 18 years started. Covid-19 vaccination centres will be closed on Sunday from now onward. They will stay open on Friday instead.

During the last 24 hours (Thursday), 47 people died from the virus, while 1,303 new cases were reported across the country.