People will be vaccinated against Covid-19 free of cost: Dr Faisal

Islamabad, December 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has said the anti-Covid-19 vaccine to be procured by the government will be vaccinated free of cost to the general population. In a media briefing in Islamabad today, he assured that the vaccine will be procured keeping in view its safety, efficacy and effectiveness. He said one hundred and fifty million dollars had initially been set aside for the vaccine procurement and the amount can be further enhanced keeping in view the situation.

The Special Assistant said that the provincial authorities and other relevant institutions at a meeting today were also briefed about the national effort being made for the procurement of the vaccine. Faisal Sultan said the virus positivity ratio has reached seven to eight percent and its intensity has increased in big cities. He once again asked the people to fully comply with the SOPs to avoid the spread of the virus.

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