KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the provincial health department to administer 100,000 coronavirus vaccines daily.
During a meeting of the Sindh Coronavirus Task Force, Murad Shah said the capacity to administer 50,000 vaccines should be created at the Karachi Expo Center. The vaccination centres across the province should remain open during Eid vacations as well.
He apprised that 16 deaths were reported in the province during the last 24 hours and if the data from May 3 to 9 was seen then Karachi had 9.48 positivity cases. Hyderabad had 11.81 percent and Sukkur had 5.92 percent.
Karachi East had 23 percent positivity ratio, Karachi North had 15 percent and Karachi Central had 11 percent cases.
On the other hand, Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho said that the provincial government would start vaccinating people under 40 years of age after May 16. She said the government could give money to the centre to procure vaccines for them.
The Sindh government has inaugurated ‘Mass COVID Vaccination Center’ at Expo Center Karachi. This is Pakistan’s largest vaccination center, where up to 30,000 vaccines can currently be administered on a daily basis. The center will be open 24 hours a day.