Tuesday September 21, 2021

Drive to vaccinate people at doorstep from today

July 26, 2021

LAHORE:The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department is launching a special vaccination campaign in five big cities of Punjab from July 26 to August 10 to vaccinate the people at their doorstep at the union council level.

According to P&SHD Secretary Sarah Aslam, a minimum 40 per cent population of Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad would be vaccinated in the special campaign. Moreover, a minimum 70 per cent population of Rawalpindi will also be vaccinated during the campaign. The campaign is being launched at the level of the union council for public convenience.

Special instructions for intensive vaccination drive have been given to all CEOs and other officers concerned. Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Secretary Sarah Aslam said only vaccination was the real remedy for COVID-19 and its new Delta variant.

Sarah Aslam highlighted the increase in corona cases as 529 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 330,986 patients have fully recovered and the number of active cases is 10,757 till date.

Five more deaths were reported in Lahore whereas overall deaths in Punjab were 16, bringing the total number to 10,939 till date. Total tests conducted were 6,048,067 while 17,525 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. As many as 229 cases in Lahore, 99 cases in Rawalpindi, 43 cases in Mianwali, 36 cases in Hafizabad, 24 cases in Multan, 13 cases in Faisalabad, 11 cases in Sargodha, 10 cases in Bahawalpur, 7 cases in Bahawalnagar, 7 cases in Gujranwala, 6 cases in Dera Ghazi Khan, 6 cases in Nankana, 5 cases each in Muzafargarh, Sialkot and Vehari, 4 cases in Jhelum, 4 cases in Rahimyar Khan and three cases each were reported in Gujarat and Sahiwal.