Asad Umar urges medical professionals to get vaccinated

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar urged all frontline healthcare workers to have themselves registered for the coronavirus vaccine. 

According to a statement by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) head, the institution will take every step to ensure the safety of healthcare workers. 

“Frontline healthcare workers are our priority,” said Umar. 

According to the NCOC’s data, 52,768 healthcare workers have been vaccinated across the country ever since the vaccination drive began on February 2. 

Breaking down the data, the NCOC revealed that 32,860 frontline healthcare workers have been administered doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Sindh. In Punjab, the number of frontline healthcare workers vaccinated stand at 15,494 while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,639 healthcare workers have been given the vaccine doses. 

In Gilgit-Baltistan, 1,013 healthcare workers have been inoculated while in Azad Kashmir, 651 healthcare workers and in Islamabad, 859 have been provided the vaccine. 

In Balochistan, the number of healthcare workers who have been vaccinated stands at 252, according to the NCOC.