ISLAMABAD: One other consignment, containing 680,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine has arrived in Pakistan from China, as per a report on Geo Information.
Well being division sources advised Geo Information that one other consignment of the vaccines arrived in Pakistan because the nation ramps up its vaccination drive because the fourth wave of the pandemic continues to drive a surge in coronavirus circumstances.
A particular airplane of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) carrying 0.68 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived at Islamabad Worldwide Airport from China, the sources added.
The vaccine doses will likely be distributed among the many provinces in accordance with their requirement.
Karachi faces scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines
On Thursday, Karachi was reportedly dealing with a scarcity of vaccines.
With hundreds of individuals thronging vaccination centres throughout town, a scarcity of the Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca vaccines is being witnessed, Sindh Well being Division officers mentioned.
The well being division officers mentioned vaccine reserves have been exhausted at Dow Ojha Hospital, and Sindh Authorities Youngsters Hospital, whereas provides to inoculation centres at New Karachi, Liaquatabad, and Lyari have been suspended.
The officers mentioned the primary dose of Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca vaccines will not be being administered, whereas a sparse variety of jabs had been accessible for these searching for a second dose.
Govt to procue over 30mn doses of vaccine
Earlier this week, Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers Laws and Coordination officers mentioned that the federal authorities goals to acquire greater than 30 million extra vaccine doses in August.
The officers mentioned the vaccines are being bought to maintain the inoculation course of clean because the nation battles the fourth COVID-19 wave.
On Monday, Pakistan achieved the one-million each day vaccination mark, with Islamabad turning into the primary metropolis to get 50% of its eligible inhabitants vaccinated with at the least one dose.