NCOC discusses COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 07:28 PM, 29 Jun, 2021
NCOC discusses COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan in Pakistan

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the coronavirus vaccine availability in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The NCOC session held in Islamabad, with National Coordinator Lt Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan in the chair. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti were in attendance.

During the meeting, the forum discussed the rollout plan of three million Sinovac vaccine doses that are scheduled to arrive today from China through a procurement plan for the month of June, the statement said.

So far 21.13million doses of different types of vaccines have been received by Pakistan out of which over 17 million doses are procured on payment.

Chairman NDMA briefed on efforts put in for procurement plan of vaccines out of the allotted budget of $1.2billion.

The NCOC also expressed concerns over the rising coronavirus positivity ratio in Gilgit-Baltistan and emphasised on stringent implementation of SOPs with regards to tourism in the Northern region of the country. It was reiterated that federating units have the discretion of planning summer holidays in their respective education institutions.

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