Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that that government has so far hired 46,000 healthcare workers on merit to boost Covid-19 vaccination drives across the province.
She expressed these views after inaugurating a new coronavirus vaccination centre at Patiala House on Saturday.
The health minister reviewed vaccination arrangements at the centre and expressed satisfaction. The Lahore deputy commissioner apprised the minister of anti-dengue and coronavirus prevention activities in the province. “We are trying to vaccinate maximum people through Reach Every Door (RED) drive. We will try to make RED coronavirus vaccination campaign a big success as per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. By December the Universal Health Coverage shall be extended to all 29.3 million families of Punjab,” she said.
“We want to do away with lockdowns through vaccination of majority of population. Coronavirus pandemic has caused big losses to economy. specialised healthcare and medical education department shall visit hospitals to monitor dengue treatment facilities and officers of Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department shall monitor dengue prevention activities.”
The minister said mass vaccination shall help us control the Pandemic and we are personally monitoring Reach Every Door campaign. The vaccination target set for RED campaign shall be achieved.”
Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2021.