COVID-19 vaccination drive halted for two days

Lahore, 18th June: COVID-19 vaccination has been halted in Punjab due to a shortage of vaccine doses in the province.

According to reports, due to the shortage of coronavirus vaccine in Punjab, the provincial government has stopped the process for two days.

Sources in the health ministry have informed that Punjab is left with only a stock of one day of COVID vaccine, hence, it has to stop the process for two days until the next batch arrives.

As per reports, 200,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine will reach Punjab by Sunday evening.

Furthermore, reports have revealed that due to the negligence of secretary health, Punjab is unable to purchase 1 million doses of vaccine.

It was reported that Punjab had released funds of Rs 1.5 billion for the purchase of vaccine doses, however, no progress has been made in this regard by the primary and secondary healthcare department.

When approached, the secretary of the Punjab healthcare department Sara Aslam refused to comment on the matter.

It is to be noted that two days back Baaghi TV reported about the shortage of COVID vaccine across the country, especially in Punjab province.

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However, similar reports of vaccine scarcity emerged from Karachi’s expo center on Tuesday.

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