Federal cabinet approves procurement of Covid-19 vaccine


The federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday allowed the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to purchase Covid-19 vaccine.

According to details, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Health Dr Faisal Sultan briefed the cabinet on the current Covid-19 situation in Pakistan.
It is to be noted that the ECC had already approved a supplementary grant for the advance purchases of the vaccines. Pakistan has planned to vaccinate health workers and senior citizens in the first phase in a bid to save them from the deadly pandemic.
The government has decided to purchase the coronavirus vaccine from the Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. The cabinet had already given nod procurement of more than one million coronavirus doses which will cover all frontline health workers.
The cabinet, which met in Islamabad today (Tuesday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, also approved setting up of an inspection committee to improve the quality of country’s exports of the fisheries sector.
The committee will comprise members of maritime affairs, commerce ministry and fisheries exporters. The committee will be responsible for the inspection of fish processing plants in the country.
The federal cabinet meeting also granted approval to the appointment of members Press Council of Pakistan.
The cabinet also offered Fateha for departed souls of martyred labourers of the Machh incident, Osama Satti, who died of police firing in Islamabad, and martyrs of the armed forces.


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