ISLAMABAD: Cabinet Committee for Procurement of Vaccines has authorized procurement of more than one million vaccines from China to combat Coronavirus.
This was stated by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in a tweet.
He said after the approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan one million COVID-19 vaccines will cover all frontline health workers.
“The target is to deploy these vaccines within first quarter of the next year,” he said.
Minister For Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also confirmed on Thursday that Pakistan will obtain 1.2 million doses of Corona Virus Vaccine from Chinese company Sinopharm.
“The Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of cost to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021,” Fawad Chaudhry announced on Twitter.
Moreover, on Thursday, China approved a COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical healthcare group, Sinopharm. It’s first approved shot for general public use.