Mass vaccination centre at F-9 Park closed


ISLAMABAD:

As the fifth wave of Covid-19 shortly engulfs Islamabad, the Ministry of Health has made the abrupt choice to shut the mass vaccination centre at F-9 Park.

The closure of the centre has raised considerations among the many metropolis’s residents. In the final 24 hours, 23 instances of the omicron variant emerged, whereas a complete 57 instances of coronavirus have been reported within the capital.

The federal authorities and the district well being administration had initially arrange vaccination centres throughout numerous authorities hospitals and public services. As a part of this inoculation drive, a mass vaccination centre had additionally been arrange on the F-9 Park to offer vaccination services to a lot of residents. Approximately, 7,000 to 10,000 individuals have been vaccinated each day, and 25 counters and 75 registration desks have been arrange for facilitation functions.

However, the Ministry of Health abruptly determined to shut the F-9 centre by an workplace memorandum. Following the order of the ministry, the Islamabad District Health Administration has closed the centre.

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The District Health Officer (DHO) Islamabad Dr Zaeem Zia confirmed that the centre had been closed since Tuesday night time. “People are directed to visit Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), or Polyclinic Hospital instead,” he stated. Meanwhile, Dr Zia additionally confirmed that 23 extra residents had been recognized with Omicron variant within the final 24 hours – after which the full variety of individuals affected by the brand new variant had jumped to 141 within the metropolis.

It needs to be famous that first case of omicron variant in Islamabad was reported on December 25. According to the DHO, majority of the victims of this variant are those that didn’t get themselves vaccinated towards the virus. “The majority of covid-19 patients admitted to hospitals are also non-vaccinated,” he added.

The DHO stated that within the wake of the worldwide pandemic, there was a heightened threat of additional unfold of the brand new variant in Islamabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2022.

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