ISLAMABAD: Minister of State on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday announced to begin domestic production of the single-dose Chinese CanSino jabs following which he said Pakistan will become self-reliant in meeting its Covid-19 vaccine needs. He said that the government had planned to vaccinate 70 million population by the end of this year. He added during the first half of the present year, from January to June, the government had received, as it had expected, 19.82 million doses. The minister said that it is erroneous to compare Pakistan with countries like the US and India who are self-sufficient in vaccine production. So, Pakistan has vaccinated five times as many people as Bhutan actually and, in fact, three times the whole population of Bhutan,” Dr Faisal said.
Source: Pakistan Today May 03, 2021 08:26 UTC