This {photograph} reveals a syringe poses on a vial of AstraZeneca anti-COVID-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Paris on March 12, 2021. — AFP/File

Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan mentioned Monday the Centre has permitted provincial governments to acquire coronavirus vaccines.

“The federal authorities has procured & will proceed to acquire COVID vaccine for all Pakistanis,” the particular assistant mentioned in a tweet.

“On the similar time, there isn’t a NOC (no objection certificates) requirement, (or any NOC pending) or bar for any provincial govt to acquire any registered vaccine if they can. Any facilitation wanted might be offered,” he added.

Earlier, it was reported that Pakistan might not obtain the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses until Could and even later as India had diverted the provides to satisfy its home wants, with the third wave of the virus resulting in a surge in coronavirus instances the world over.

The well being authorities mentioned, following a delay within the arrival of AstraZeneca’s Covishield via COVAX, they’ve ordered a million doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China which is because of arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday, March 30, whereas a minimum of 60,000 doses of China’s single-dose vaccine, Convidecia, are additionally anticipated to succeed in Pakistan on the identical night time.

In the meantime, a personal firm has additionally imported the single-dose Chinese language vaccine. The primary cargo of 10,000 doses of single-dose Chinese language vaccine Convidecia, developed by the CanSino Biologics Inc, was anticipated to succeed in Karachi at the moment, being imported by a personal agency AJM Pharma Ltd,” Hasan Abbas Zaheer, technical advisor of the AJM Pharma (pvt) Restricted, advised The Information.

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