Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has on Monday received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and is ‘feeling fine’.
Taking to Twitter, Dr Faisal announced that he has received first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine by sharing a picture.
“I registered myself as a healthcare worker on Covid.gov.pk/vaccine and received a PIN & instructions. Got my 1st dose of vaccine (Sinopharm) today & feeling fine. If you are a health professional (below 60 years of age), please get vaccinated now. Protect yourself and others.”
In another tweet, he outlined how healthcare workers over the age of 60 can get vaccinated next month.
“If you are a healthcare worker and over the age of 60, please send your CNIC to 1166 and you will be vaccinated using the AstraZeneca vaccine in early March, inshallah,” he wrote.
If you are a healthcare worker and over the age of 60, please send your CNIC to 1166 and you will be vaccinated using the AstraZeneca vaccine in early March, inshallah.
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) February 22, 2021
Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine Gifted By China
Pakistan had received 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine gifted by China by a special Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane.
However, SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had informed about the Sinopharm vaccine’s arrival.
Taking to Twitter, SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan thanked China and everyone who made this happen and said the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) and provinces played an instrumental role in tackling COVID.
“I salute our front-line healthcare workers for their efforts & they’ll be first to get vaccinated,” he tweeted.
Alhamdulilah the first batch of Sinopharm vaccine has arrived! Grateful to China and everyone who made this happen. NCOC & provinces played an instrumental role in tackling COVID. I salute our frontline healthcare workers for their efforts & they'll be first to get vaccinated
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) February 1, 2021
Pakistan Coronavirus Situation
At least 16 deaths and 1,160 new cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the novel coronavirus.
According the latest statistics by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 12,617 while the total number of affected people has reached 572,334.
Furthermore, around 535,491 people have recovered from Coronavirus and the number of patients undergoing treatment is 24,226.