Sindh to introduce drive-through COVID-19 vaccination facility

Sindh government has decided to introduce drive-through COVID-19 vaccination facility as part of its efforts to curb coronavirus spread in the province.

As per details, Sindh government will use mobile vaccine vans which will set up drive-through vaccination centers at sea view Karachi, shopping plazas and universities.

Meanwhile, vaccine centers will also be established at various industrial areas to especially cater factory workers.

It is to be noted that Sindh’s total COVID-19 tally stands at 299,913 cases with 4,824 deaths so far, whereas 276,742 people have successfully recovered from the novel virus in the province.

The development comes as Sindh government announced to start mobile Covid-19 vaccination in public places across all districts on Monday a day earlier.

CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah presided over a meeting of Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus to review COVID-19 situation in the province.

The meeting was also attended by provincial ministers, Dr Azra Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Nasir Shah, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, IG Police Mushtaq Maher, ACS Home Usman Chachar, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Shaikh, Addl IG Karachi Imran Minhas, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary School Education Ahmed Bux Narejo, Secretary Health Kazim Jatoi, Dr Bari, Dr Faisal, Dr Sajjad Qaiser, representatives of Corps 5, Rangers and WHO.

The forum was apprised that there were 664 ICU beds with ventilators in Sindh, of them 58 are currently occupied, whereas out of 1,814 HDU beds, 460 are occupied.

Meanwhile, during the meeting it was revealed that provincial government had received 932,000 doses of Sinopharm, 11,000 Casino, 280,000 SinoVac and 10,7500 AstraZeneca. It was disclosed that so far 616,850 vaccines had been utilized for the first dose and 213,798 in the second dose.