Karachi, 04,june,2021 ; CM Sindh declares vaccination mandatory for all
Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has declared Coronavirus vaccination mandatory for every citizen of the province.
Sindh Chief Minister, chairing the meeting of the Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus at CM House, announced the choice to declare vaccination mandatory for all citizens within the province.
He directed the Chief Secretary to offer a month to government/semi-government/local government employees for getting themselves vaccinated and order of salaries to those that did not get themselves vaccinated by the top of June.
“We need to secure our citizens by taking some drastic measures,” CM said.
He directed the health department to determine vaccination facilities in every nook and corner of the province. “I want a minimum of 300 basic health units to be declared vaccination centres in rural areas with a target of vaccinating 30,000 people per day,” he said.
Giving another target to the health department, the CM said five mobile vaccination teams should be established in every taluka. “We have 605 talukas and that they must vaccinate a minimum of 60,000 people per day,” he ordered.
The CM also directed the health department to offer a target of vaccinating 10,000 people to 90 private hospitals already allowed to vaccinate people.
He also directed the health department to register more private hospitals for vaccination.
While an outsized number of individuals are utilising their “contacts” to urge Pfizer vaccine, which has arrived within the country during a limited number i.e. 100,000 doses through Covax, the authorities have decided that the vaccine would be administered only to those that shall travel abroad.
Ministry of National Health Services spokesperson Sajid Shah told to Media that Pfizer vaccine would be administered only to pilgrims and people going abroad.
Different countries have allowed vaccines of their option to waive of the quarantine period. However, majority of nations have included Pfizer vaccine within the list.
Sajid Shah said an outsized number of individuals , who had received their first jab and intended to travel abroad, were facing problem on how they might prove that that they had got first jab as vaccination certificates were issued after completion of vaccination.
“It has been decided that they’re going to be issued partial vaccination certificates in order that they will get second jab within the country where they need to travel,” he said.
Implementation of SOPs
After observing a downwards trend in implementation of coronavirus-related standard operating procedures (SOPs), the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has directed the provinces to require action and curb the possible spread of disease within the country.
The forum has observed maximum compliance with the SOPs at hospitals and minimum compliance at businesses. Among the federating and administrative units, Islamabad has shown maximum and Balochistan has reported lowest compliance level.
According to documents that overall 50 per cent compliance level has been observed at airports, bus stands and railway stations. Islamabad remains on top during this regard with 74pc compliance level, followed by Gilgit Baltistan 65pc, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 50pc, Punjab 49pc, Sindh 39pc and Balochistan 34pc.
Compliance level publicly transport remains at 40pc, with maximum 66pc compliance level in GB, 52pc in Islamabad, 23pc in Sindh and 19pc in Balochistan.
In industry 38pc compliance level has been observed with 51pc in AJK, 40pc in Punjab and 31pc in Sindh.
In businesses, which observe minimum compliance, compliance level is 40.28pc with 56pc in Islamabad, 40pc in Punjab and 18pc in Sindh. Compliance level at 41pc has been observed at mosques and imambargahs with 51pc in Punjab, 39pc in KP and 22pc in Sindh.
According to a press release , a NCOC session, chaired by its chairman Asad Umar, reviewed the implementation of the SOPs across the country.
“Forum expressed concerns over down trend on non compliance of SOPs. The Forum decided to require all possible steps to make sure implementation of SOPs along side pursuing the mass vaccination campaign. All federating units are directed to see the growing trend of non implementation of SOPs to mitigate the possible spread of disease within the country,” it said.
Meanwhile, Mr Umar announced that the amount of vaccination centres within the country would be increased from 1,700 to 4,000.
“Islamabad is at the highest in terms of vaccination and that we want other cities to follow it in order that herd immunity would be achieved at the earliest,” Chief of NCOC Asad Umar said.
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