Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has requested the Federal Cabinet to give approavl to procure possible Coronavirus vaccines from around the world in advance for a cost of $100 million.
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Head of NHS has written a letter to Prime Minister highlighting current Coronavirus situation, while also seeking permission and funds from the government to procure COVID19 vaccine in advance so that when those vaccines get approved, Pakistan can start vaccination immediately.
Currently, there are no approved vaccines in the world, however, many vaccines are in Phase-III trail and close to finalization. Many analysts predict that the vaccine will be available by March-2021. Keeping this in view, NHS seek to book vaccines in advance to avoid end moment logistic issues.
NHS has contacted GAVI, an international Non-Profit organization seeking to increase vaccine outreach, for acquiring the potential COVID-19 vaccines.
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