Pakistan receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
- 01 February 2021
The first batch of Chinese coronavirus vaccine has reached Pakistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan announced on Monday, APA reports citing Geo TV.
A special Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane with the first tranche of Sinopharm vaccine landed in Islamabad earlier today.
Taking to Twitter, SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan thanked China and everyone who made this happen and said the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) and provinces played an instrumental role in tackling COVID.
“I salute our frontline healthcare workers for their efforts and they'll be first to get vaccinated,” he tweeted.
As per details from the NCOC, all necessary measures have been put in place for vaccine storage in Islamabad and the move of vaccines to various federating units particularly to Sindh and Balochistan through the air.
A vaccine nerve center has been established at the NCOC with provincial and district Level vaccine administration.