A physician receives a dose of the Chinese language-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination heart in Quetta, Pakistan, on February 3, 2021. — AFP/File

The strain on Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccine inventory would ease starting subsequent week, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan mentioned Saturday.

The nation has to date seen 12.9 million cumulative vaccine doses administered (together with each partial and absolutely vaccinated individuals), with 226,000 inoculations on June 18, 266,000 on June 17, and 416,000 on June 16, the particular assistant mentioned in a tweet.

The premier’s aide on well being mentioned Pakistan presently has a inventory of greater than one million vaccine doses, whereas the federal government anticipates practically eight million vaccine doses to reach within the nation by the month’s finish.

As many as 1.55 million doses would arrive on June 20, 2.5 million jabs on June 22, whereas from June 23-30, 2-Three million doses together with a uncooked materials to supply 400,000 PakVac vaccines would attain Pakistan, he mentioned.

Sindh’s vaccination centres to stay closed this Sunday

Earlier within the day, the Sindh authorities, retaining in view the accessible inventory of the vaccine doses, determined to maintain all vaccination centres closed this Sunday (June 20).

This was determined in a gathering of the Provincial Job Drive on Corona, chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, with provincial ministers in attendance.

In response to an announcement launched by the Sindh authorities, the committee was briefed on the pandemic state of affairs and the scarcity of vaccines throughout the nation, which has gotten severe in the previous few days.

The assembly was instructed that to date 3,243,988 doses of vaccines have been acquired. Of them, 2,873,857 had been utilised and solely 370,141 had been left.

The assembly was additionally knowledgeable concerning the vaccines which will probably be offered to Sindh within the coming days, a break down of which is given under:

– 1.5 million doses of Sinovac will probably be acquired on June 21,

– 700,000 doses of Cansino on June 23,

– 400,000 doses of PakVac on June 23,

– and the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will probably be accessible within the final week of the present month or within the first week of July.

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