Pakistan produces Covid-19 vaccine with China’s help

Manufactures 0.1 million doses in first phase

By: News Desk      Published: 02:14 PM, 23 May, 2021
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Pakistan has successfully manufactured the Covid-19 vaccine locally under the supervision of a Chinese team, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Reportedly, the Pakistani pharma experts under the supervision of Chinese specialists succeeded in manufacturing Covid-19 single dose CanSino vaccine on Sunday.

According to sources, Pakistan has manufactured 124,000 doses of CanSino in the first phase. The vaccine was produced in the National Health of Institute.

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The locally-made vaccine will be available for use next week. Now the Pakistani experts will manufacture the second consignment of vaccine doses, sources added.  

The Chinese team provided help to Pakistani experts in the production of vaccines for which the raw material was provided by the Chinese company CanSino.

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The raw material for the production of the second consignment would reach Pakistan soon. 

Pakistan opened its vaccination rollout in February this year with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm. 

It has so far approved five vaccines including three Chinese Covid-19 vaccines namely Sinopharm, CanSinoBio (6185.HK) and Sinovac and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and Russian Sputnik vaccine

Reporter Saba Bajeer