Vaccination for people over 60 years in Punjab starts on Wednesday


The free vaccination of elderly citizens, of more than 60 years of age, has been started and vaccination centers have been established in various districts of the province.
In a statement here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar said that officials are directed to arrange necessary facilities for the elderly visitors and announced to visit such centres to review the facilities. Vaccination of health workers will also continue while the government is taking steps to save the citizens from this virus, he added. Public cooperation is imperative to overcome corona as an increase in corona patients has been witnessed due to carelessness and non-observance of SOPs.
“1006 new corona patients have been reported and 29 others died during the last 24 hours while the active cases have reached 6756 in the province. 15260 have been tested in this period, he added. Meantime, 5629 have died of corona while more than 34 lakh and 47 thousand tests have been conducted”, said Punjab’s Chief Minister.
Furthermore, Usman Buzdar disclosed that SOPs can be adjusted in the wake of an increase in cases because the protection of citizens’ life is important and every possible step will be taken in this regard. On the other side, he regretted the opposition tried to politicise the issue during this pandemic.