Mardan (Wajid Hoti): The immunization of the Frontline Healthcare Workers of Medical Teaching Institutions (MTI’s) of KP against the COVID-19 virus began on Thursday in seven districts while 64 health care workers are vaccinated across KP.
The immunization campaign has been launched too with administering the first vaccine to a frontline healthcare worker Dr Awais Shaukat in a ceremony held at the Benazir Bhutto Children Hospital (BBCH). Secretary Science and Technology and Information Technology (ST & IT) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr Humayun Khan, Dean/CEO BKMC Professor Dr Muhammad Fazil, Director General ST & IT Mr Khalid Khan, DHD Dr Javed Iqbal, Secretary to BOG Mr Azhar Khan, DF Mr Muhammad Sherza, Manager IT Mr Mohsin Ali, doctors and administrative officials attended the inaugural ceremony. The office of the Deputy Commissioner Mardan had provided the Coronavirus vaccines to Mardan Medical Complex.
The government of Peoples Republic of China has gifted 05 million doses of vaccine to government of Pakistan. Dean Professor Dr Muhammad Fazil said that the staff performing duty in the red zone including ICU, Isolation ward and HDU were vaccinated in the first phase. He said that initially 50 doses of the vaccines were provided to MTI Mardan which he said were administered to the staff at high risk.
Focal person for COVID-19 Associate Professor Dr Sajjad Ali said that the 50 vaccines will be provided to the hospital on daily basis. He said that staff of low risk zone will be vaccinated in the second round while the staff performing duty in the green zone will be vaccinated in the last phase. He said that the lists of the all the employees are shared with the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) for registration for vaccination.