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Lahore gets Pakistan’s first drive-through Vaccination Center

Lahore District Administration has set up Pakistan’s first drive-through Vaccination Center in the provincial capital.

Lahore District Administration has set up Pakistan’s first drive-through vaccination center in the provincial capital. According to details, the vaccination center has been established in collaboration with the Bank of Punjab (BOP) at Nishtar Park Sports Complex
near Gaddafi Stadium.


“The drive-through vaccination center has become operational,” Assistant Commissioner (AC) Model Town.

Arbab Ibrahim, has been appointed as its focal person. AC Model Town said the residents of the provincial capital can now get vaccinated inside their vehicles.

NCOC said that 9.2 million doses of Coronavirus have been administered so far across the country. This has put Pakistan among the world’s top 30 countries in terms of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

According to District Administration Spokesperson, the first drive-through Corona Vaccination Center has been established which is also country’s first drive-through vaccination center.

DC Lahore Mudassar Riaz said that through drive through Vaccination Center, citizens can get themselves vaccinated while sitting in their vehicle.

He said that District Administration Lahore had already completed all the arrangements regarding drive-through vaccination center.

President Punjab Bank Azhar Masood also appreciated the initiatives of District Administration Lahore and vowed to set up more new drive-through vaccination centers.

Lahore DC Mudassar Riaz said that the aim of the drive-through Vaccination Center is to vaccinate as many citizens as possible.

“Our aim is to make the city of Lahore corona free by vaccinating the citizens as soon as possible. More than 40 vaccination centers have also been set up. The process of vaccinating the citizens is also being expedited through the drive-through Vaccination Center.

DC Lahore Mudassar Riaz also vowed to set up more new Drive-through Vaccination Centers.

Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said Monday ignorant people are stopping others from getting vaccinated against coronavirus.

Ashrafi, speaking to the media, said the coronavirus vaccine “does not contain contents that violate Islamic principles,” as he appealed to the masses to get themselves inoculated.

“The ulema have issued fatwas regarding the vaccine and are repeatedly urging people to get themselves inoculated,” he said, adding prominent clerics have also received the vaccine.

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) in collaboration with National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) and Shifa International Hospital has opened a vaccination centre in its premises here Monday for the vaccination of the business community, their families and employees.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed also inaugurated a coronavirus vaccination facility at CDA Medical Centre Qazafi Chowk G-9 Markaz Islamabad.

Talking to media after inauguration, the Interior Minister thanked the World Health Organisation (WHO) for extending its full support to Pakistan in the fight against coronavirus.

Timely decisions taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan helped Islamabad in containing coronavirus, he said adding that the vaccination process in Pakistan was better as compared to other countries of the region as a large number of people were visiting vaccination centres after awareness.

Congratulating the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) team for ensuring smooth supply of vaccine, the minister said that NCOC ensured supply of vaccine as compared to India where notices were displayed that no vaccine available for seven days in many cities.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that the Covid positivity rate in Pakistan declined to 3.1 percent which is the lowest since the outbreak of the deadly disease.

With around 420,000 people having been completely or partially vaccinated in the federal capital, health authorities are aiming to administer 25,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine daily.

On the other hand, Islamabad reported 74 more cases with the positivity rate falling to 1.5pc whereas Rawalpindi district saw two patients succumbing to the virus and another 28 getting infected. As many as 55 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia said the capital administration was focusing on vaccination so that herd immunity could be achieved at the earliest.

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