Punjab authorities arrest 16 suspects over pretend COVID-19 vaccination entries

A girl holds a small vial — labelled “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” — and a medical syringe, October 30, 2020. Picture: Reuters
  • Assembly headed by Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal opinions the state of affairs of pandemic, medical services, and vaccinations.
  • Chief secretary says these concerned in pretend vaccination entries don’t deserve any leniency.
  • Directs divisional commissioners to play their position in reaching the nationwide objective by assembly the vaccination targets.

LAHORE: In an motion in opposition to the officers concerned in making false entries of coronavirus vaccinations, authorities arrested 16 people in 12 circumstances throughout Punjab.

The motion has been taken in Sialkot, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan, Lodhran, Lahore, Faisalabad, Chiniot, and Multan. Particulars of the circumstances emerged at a gathering, chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal, on the Civil Secretariat on Friday.

The assembly reviewed the corona pandemic state of affairs within the province, medical services in hospitals, and the tempo of vaccination.

The chief secretary mentioned these making pretend vaccination entries don’t deserve any leniency. He directed the divisional commissioners to play their position in reaching the nationwide objective by assembly the vaccination targets.

He mentioned that in extraordinary circumstances, officers needed to work tougher to carry out their duties, including that it’s evident from the information that the vaccine had proved extremely efficient in opposition to the coronavirus and that 79% of hospitalised sufferers have been unvaccinated.

The first healthcare secretary briefed the assembly that a mean of greater than 517,000 folks was being vaccinated every day throughout the province.

He mentioned that there was ample inventory of vaccines within the province and vaccination of individuals between the ages of 15 to 17 years had been began as per the rules of the Nationwide Command and Management Centre (NCOC).

Up to now, the primary dose of the vaccine has been given to 31.6 million folks within the province, whereas each doses have been administered to 11 million folks, he mentioned.

Major Well being Secretary mentioned that the speed of constructive circumstances of COVID-19 in three cities — Lahore, Sargodha, and Muzaffargarh — was greater than 8% at current.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button