Govt approves ‘AstraZeneca’ and will be available in March: Asad

News Desk

The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that the government has approved purchasing of Covid19 vaccine and it would be available in March.

According to media reports, the Planning Minister has made these remarks, during an interview with a private television channel.

Asad Umar has said that the government has given approval of “AstraZeneca”, vaccine while discussion with a Chinese company, “Sinopharm” is also under progress. He said the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) of Pakistan has given green signal for importing the vaccine to protect the masses from the novel Covid19 pandemic.

The Planning Minister further stated that the priority would be given in provision of vaccine to health workers and the people falling between 60 to 65 year of age.

“Around three hundred thousand healthcare workers have been imparted training for anti-corona vaccination,” he added.

While answering a question, he said private sector can import the vaccine after following the necessary procedure.