The Sindh government will launch a COVID-19 vaccination drive in the province from February 3, it said Friday.
Frontline health workers in 10 districts will be inoculated
first, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Shah announced at a press conference.
These districts include East, West, South, Central, Keamari,
Malir, Korangi in Karachi, and Jamshoro, Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabad.
China will provide 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to
Pakistan, according to Shah. Of them, Sindh will receive 82,359 doses.
The Sindh health department has allocated Rs1.5 billion to
secure vaccine doses, the minister said. But the provincial government requires
the centre’s permission for buying vaccines, he added.
The chief minister wrote a letter to the federation seeking its
permission, according to Shah. But the provincial government has yet to receive