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PAKISTAN CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

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Pakistan begins coronovirus vaccination drive across country.

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Pakistan launches vaccination drives against the novel coronavirus simultaneously in all federating units of the country, a day after Prime minister Imran Khan kicked off the campaign in the capital Islamabad.

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SHOTLIST: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (FEBRUARY 3, 2021) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)   

1.      OFFICIALS SITTING AT THE NATIONAL COMMAND AND OPERATION CENTER (NCOC) INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF NATIONAL COVID IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM   

2.      MILITARY OFFICIALS

3.      COMMERCIAL MINISTER COUNSELLOR CHINA XIE GUOXIANG SEATED

4.      VARIOUS OF HEALTH WORKER BEING VACCINATED

5.      FEDERAL MINISTER FOR PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL INITIATIVES, ASAD UMAR, WITH OFFICIALS LOOKING ON

6.      ANOTHER HEALTH WORKER BEING VACCINATED

7.      NONG RONG GIVING AWAY SHIELDS TO HEALTH WORKERS

8.      (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu/English) FEDERAL MINISTER FOR PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL INITIATIVES, ASAD UMAR, SAYING: “Regarding today’s ceremony, special thanks to that special relationship that Pakistan has and which has seen the test of time and keeps getting stronger as time goes by the government and the people of China for making this initiation possible.”  

 

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (FEBRUARY 3, 2021) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)  

9.      CHIEF MINISTER OF SINDH PROVINCE AND OFFICIALS SEATED AT CEREMONY

10.   SHAH SITTING WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINESE CONSULATE

11.   MEDICS/SAFETY VACCINE BOXES ON TABLE

12.   SAFETY BOXES CARRYING VACCINE

13.   MEDICS PREPARING VACCINE

14.   CLOSE OF SYRINGE

15.   FEMALE DOCTOR RECEIVING VACCINE INJECTION

16.   (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) FEMALE HEALTH WORKER WHO RECEIVED VACCINE, DR. ANEELA SADAF MENGAL, MENGAL, SAYING: “We were on the front line and we were performing our duties without any protection. We felt a lot of fear we could catch Covid. Many of our colleague doctors died of it. It is good that the vaccine is here and we have received it first. I would call upon the people to come and get vaccinated.”

17.   VARIOUS OF HEALTH WORKERS RECEIVING VACCINE

18.   (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) HEALTH WORKER WHO RECEIVED VACCINE, DR. TANVEER AHMED CHACHAR, SAYING: “I think everyone should get vaccinated. At the moment it is being administered to health workers but later when it comes to common people, I would suggest everybody should get it. There is no side effect, at least I did not feel anything. I am as normal as I was here before getting the vaccine.”

19.   MEDICS STANDING NEXT TOVACCINE BOXES

 

Story: Pakistan on Wednesday (February 3) launched vaccination drives against the novel coronavirus simultaneously in all federating units of the country, a day after Prime minister Imran Khan kicked off the campaign in the capital Islamabad.

As many as 500,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Islamabad as a gift from China. As per the government's vaccination strategy, health workers were the first to receive the vaccine.

Simultaneous inauguration ceremonies, held in major cities of all provinces as well as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, were attended by the respective chief executives and other high ranking officials.

The NCOC held the inaugural ceremony of national Covid immunization program with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in chair flanked by National Coordinator NCOC Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan.  

Commercial Minister Counsellor China Xie Guoxiang was the chief guest where Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhary, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and SAPM on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar were also present on the occasion.  

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar lauded the sacrifices and meritorious services of Front line Healthcare Workers (FLHCWs) for serving the nation during the pandemic.  

He also thanked the government of Peoples Republic of China for supporting Pakistan during crisis of the COVID-19.

“Regarding today’s ceremony, special thanks to that special relationship that Pakistan has and which has seen the test of time and keeps getting stronger as time goes by the government and the people of China for making this initiation possible,”he said.

He also paid tribute to the team NCOC and provincial authorities working in close liaison in fight against COVID-19 at the forum.  

The Sindh ceremony was took place at Dow university Ojha vaccination center where Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest.  

The vaccinated individuals said they had no side effects and encouraged people to get vaccinated.

“We were on the front line and we were performing our duties without any protection. We felt a lot of fear we could catch Covid. Many of our colleague doctors died of it. It is good that the vaccine is here and we have received it first. I would call upon the people to come and get vaccinated,”said Dr. Aneela Sadaf Mengal.

“I think everyone should get vaccinated. At the moment it is being administered to health workers but later when it comes to common people, I would suggest everybody should get it. There is no side effect, at least I did not feel anything. I am as normal as I was here before getting the vaccine,”said Dr. Tanveer Ahmed Chachar.

The Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar was the chief guest in the vaccination ceremony. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was the chief guest of inoculation ceremony. The vaccination ceremony in Balochistan was held at Chief Minister Secretariat.  

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the vaccination was held at the PM Secretariat whereas in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) inoculation was held at CS secretariat with Chief Minister GB as chief guest.

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