Pakistan’s minister for Planning and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has announced the completion of registration of 300,000 frontline healthcare workers across the country for vaccination against the coronavirus.
Asad Umar said on Twitter that “there are currently about 300,000 registered health workers.”
The Planning Minister confirmed that healthcare workers assigned to administer the COVID-19 vaccine have already been trained to vaccinate.
Omar pointed out that the government has given a clear policy under which the COVID vaccine will not only be purchased by the government but the private sector, provinces and hospitals can also purchase the vaccine, which will be registered with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
He stated that the Covid-19 vaccines produced by Sinopharm and AstraZeneca are approved for emergency use in Pakistan.
The Federal Minister said: “From day one, the National Petroleum Committee adopted the federal government’s non-monopoly policy on the import of coronavirus vaccines.”