Sindh introduces mobile vaccination centres in Karachi
KARACHI: In a bid to control the rising coronavirus cases, health authorities in Sindh on Wednesday introduced mobile vaccination centres for the people of Karachi.
Health authorities say 12 mobile hospital units have been converted into mobile vaccination centres. They added that drive-through teams have also been dispatched in the different places of Karachi to setup the facility.
“It is a good step by the government as after getting lunch in my office, I got the opportunity to get vaccinated at the nearest place to my office,” said Ali Khan about his experience after using the facility to get his jab.
Khan believes that delta variant of Covid-19 is more dangerous than other variants and urged everyone to get themselves vaccinated so that “we can save not only our lives but also our families”.
Sindh Government Spokesman Murtaza Wahab said that it is easy to get vaccines via the mobile centres as conventional centers take hours. He also used this reason to explain the low vaccination numbers.
“The idea of the government was to make it easier for the people to get the vaccines that is why we placed these mobile hospitals in various areas of the city of Karachi,” Wahab said, adding that this will remove the “difficulty for the common man to reach a certain place” for the vaccination.
The Sindh and federal governments have taken multiple measures to increase the number of people that are vaccinated.
Last week, it was announced that those government employees who are not vaccinated will not receive their salaries and they would also not be able to book domestic flights.
The strategy became successful as a large number of people have started arriving to the vaccination centres for the Covid-19 vaccines.
The authorities also imposed a week-long strict lockdown in Karachi to contain deadly delta variant.
The confirmed cases of Covid-19 patients are 1,047,999, out of those 945,829 people have recovered. On the other hand the vaccine administered across Pakistan on August 3 stood at 1,139,580.
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