Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has on Wednesday said that he has authorized the procurement of more than one million vaccines.
The chief of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), Asad Umar took to Twitter the number “will cover all frontline health workers”.
He said what remains now is for DRAP (Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan) to approve a vaccine.
Umar said that the government aims to deploy the vaccines within the first quarter of 2021.
Held meeting of cabinet committee for procurement of vaccines. Authorized procurement of more than 1 million vaccines which will cover all frontline health workers, as soon as DRAP expert committee approves vaccine. Target is to deploy these vaccines within 1st quarter of 2021.
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) December 30, 2020
Earlier, Asad Umar had tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
The minister took to Twitter and wrote, ” Just got my covid test result and it is positive. Will be isolating at home.”
Just got my covid test result and it is positive. Will be isolating at home.
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) December 18, 2020