Pakistan has recorded 53 more coronavirus related deaths and 1,302 new cases in the past 24 hours.
According to the COVID-19 Dashboard, the total number of deaths has reached 11,886 with 551,842 confirmed cases.
In the last 24 hours, 1,684 recoveries were reported taking the national recovery toll to 507,502.
The active cases toll now stands at 32,454.
According to the health department data, a total of 4,684 healthcare providers have been vaccinated in two days at 11 facilities set up in the Sindh province. Nine of them are in Karachi.
Dr Qaiser Sajjad of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said that “Some doctors, who sent their national identity card (NIC) numbers to 1166 to get registered for the Covid-19 vaccination, were informed that the drive hasn’t yet started. There are also those who are confused whether they should go for the jab or not.”
He also urged the government to look into the mortality data of healthcare providers. The data showed that the majority of health professionals who lost their life to coronavirus weren’t directly engaged in the management and treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also said in his statement that the provincial government intends to purchase vaccine to save people from coronavirus.
He was talking to Consul General of China in Karachi, Li Bijian at chief minister’s house in Karachi. During the meeting, the purchase of Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19 and other matters were discussed.
The Chinese Consul General assured that China will provide all assistance in the project.