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Govt to supply free coronavirus vaccine to individuals, says Fawad Chaudhry

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Govt to provide free coronavirus vaccine to people, says Fawad Chaudhry

The government-sponsored coronavirus vaccines can be obtainable to the individuals of Pakistan freed from cost,  Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry stated Friday.

The science and know-how minister was responding to an individual’s query on Twitter.

Meanwhile, in one other tweet, the science minister stated that the federal government would import 1.1 million coronavirus vaccine doses.

He clarified that whereas the federal government can be importing the vaccine, the personal sector would even be allowed to do the identical.

When will Pakistan get the vaccine?

A day in the past, the Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid had stated that Pakistan is predicted to get the primary COVID-19 vaccine cargo by the tip of this month.

According to Radio Pakistan, Dr Hamid stated that the federal government was “urgently” drafting a database of all private and non-private medical staff to get them inoculated within the first section.

However, the publication didn’t specify which vaccine and from which nation Pakistan would procure it.

China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Every week earlier, Chaudhry stated Pakistan would buy 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China’s Sinopharm.

“The Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of charge to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021,” the science minister stated on Twitter.

Last month, China had authorized the COVID-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical large Sinopharm, its first authorized shot for normal public use.

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