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Over 200000 people get vaccinated every day in Sindh

Over 200000 people get vaccinated every day in Sindh

Sindh CM, WHO Country Chief discuss Covid-19 situation and measures to contain pandemic

Karachi: Over 200000 people are being vaccinated against Covid-19 every day and so far 25 percent eligible population of Sindh has been vaccinated.

“So far 8,599,197 doses of vaccine have been administered, which means over 25 percent eligible population for vaccines have been covered so far. We are administering over 200,000 vaccines every day,” Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said during his meeting with WHO Representative/ Head of Mission Pakistan Dr. Palitha Mahipala here on Thursday at CM House.

Murad Ali Shah has said that his government under the guidelines of WHO is taking all out efforts to contain the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the province.

The chief minister and the WHO Pakistan chief discussed COVID situation in the country, particularly in Sindh and the measures taken by the provincial government to control the situation.

CM-Sindh-WHO-Chief-Sindh-CourierThe chief minister said that every day around 20,000 PCR tests were conducted in the province against which over 10 percent of patients were being detected. He added that out of over 48,000 total COVID patients, 1,463 have been admitted in hospitals.

Dr. Mahipala admired the efforts of Sindh Province to contain the situation however said that there was a need to launch a campaign to educate people to implement public health measures which include wearing of masks, ensuring social distancing, and hand hygiene. The WHO and the Health Department of Sindh agreed to work together, to start the campaign from 13 August 2021.

Discussing the possibilities of increasing testing capacity in Sindh the WHO country chief Dr. Palitha Mahipala assured his full support and also announced to donate 10,000 viral transport mediums to the Sindh government.

They discussed case management of COVID cases. Dr. Palitha appreciated the training program conducted so far and vowed to extend WHO support for capacity building of senior clinicians in Sindh to further improve case management.

The WHO appraised the Sindh government on donation of ventilators, ICU Beds, Cardiac monitors and Pulse Oximeters, IPC and Lab supplies which were handed over to improve the health system capacity in Sindh. (PR)