ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, which fought the war against Corona on bailout, signed an agreement with Pfizer to buy 1.3 core doses of American Kovid vaccine. An agreement has been signed on Monday between Pfizer Pakistan and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for the supply of 1.3 core doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine. This information has been given in a media news on Tuesday.
According to the news of Dawn newspaper, the supply of these doses is planned during 2021. Syed Mohammad Wajihuddin, Country Manager for Pfizer Pakistan, said in a statement, “We are extremely honored to be working with the Pakistani government. We stand ready to channel our scientific and manufacturing resources towards our shared goal of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Pakistan as quickly as possible.”
Sean Merrett, Chief Business Officer and Chief Commerce Officer at BioNTech, expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani government for reposing their trust and support. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a total of 630 diplomats from 57 countries and staff from UN agencies have been vaccinated at the NIH. According to the rules, only Pakistani citizens were entitled to the free vaccine, an NIH official said, requesting anonymity, but last month it was decided to allow diplomats and staff of UN agencies to take advantage of the facility. . Responding to a question, the official said that diplomats were given a choice from the available vaccines and most had opted for Chinese vaccines.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy informed that Pakistan has received the second consignment of emergency medical equipment donated by the US government through USAID Pakistan. On the other hand, Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Health, said, “There are over 2,000 immunization centers in the country and the number of visitors to each center varies. There may be a shortage of vaccines in some centres.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan reported the lowest number of coronavirus cases in eight months on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 663 infected patients were found in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest since October 20 last year when 660 infected were found. In Pakistan, 27 more patients died during this period, after which the death toll reached 22,034 and the total cases increased to 9,49,838.