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Pakistan fixes AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

On Saturday, the Health Minister said that the Aster Zenica Code 19 vaccine has been approved in Pakistan for emergency use.

Pakistan, which is witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections, said the vaccine would be obtained from a variety of sources. The Prime Minister for Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, told Reuters: “DRAP has authorized the use of the AstraZeneca Code vaccine as an emergency.” He said that more than one million doses of synoform vaccine have been approved from China. He added, “We are ready to acquire Western-origin and other vaccines through bilateral purchase agreements as well as the Covac facility.”

The Chinese vaccine is awaiting approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRP), which has received and reviewed its data. Pakistan is talking to a large number of vaccine makers, and Sultan said China could import a number of vaccines under an agreement with China’s Kanso Bio.

Vaccine company’s Ad5-nCoV Covid 19 candidate is nearing completion of Phase III clinical trials in Pakistan. Sultan said that utility is an important factor. “We have and are seeing stories evolving around the effectiveness of various vaccines.”

Sultan said Cancino’s preliminary results could be out by mid-February. He added that Pakistan was considering engaging with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. “Our goal is to liberate the majority of the population,” he said, adding that private companies could also be allowed when supplies became available to a competent company. Sultan added that Pakistan has adequate cold chain facilities for most types of vaccines.

The total number of active cases of covid-19 in Pakistan on Saturday rose to 33,763 as 2,432 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 2,793 people recovered from the corona virus in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 42 patients were being treated in 42 hospitals and three in their own homes or quarantines. The highest death toll was in Punjab, followed by Sindh. Out of a total of 45 deaths, 22 patients died on ventilators.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), no quaid affected person is on ventilator, while elsewhere in Pakistan, 333 ventilators were occupied. Maximum ventilators were occupied in four major areas including Multan 49 per cent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 33 per cent, Bahawalpur 55 per cent and Lahore 33 per cent. The maximum oxygen beds are also occupied by 46 per cent of the four major areas of Peshawar, 38 per cent in Multan, 39 per cent in Karachi and 27 per cent in Rawalpindi. Some 42,422 tests were conducted across the country on Friday, including 13,340 in Sindh, 14,390 in Punjab, 6,591 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 6 in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). , 784, 586 in Balochistan, 360 in GB and 371 in AJK.

A total of 516,770 cases have been detected since the outbreak of the epidemic, including COVID-19 patients killed, recovered and treated so far, including 8,583 in AJK and 18,537 in Balochistan. GB 4,882, ICT 39,888, KP 62,996, Punjab 148,488 and Sindh 233,396.

The country has recorded 10,908 deaths since the outbreak of the contagious disease. So far, a total of 7,326,431 corona tests have been performed, while 631 hospitals are equipped with COVID facilities. About 288 Corona patients were admitted to hospitals across the country.

The corona virus killed another doctor at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad on Friday night. Dr. Manzoor Koyud, Deputy Director, Emergency Ward, PIMS Hospital, died on the 19th He had been on a ventilator for the past month. On Saturday, the Sindh Health Department confirmed that the health of three patients infected with the new strain of coronavirus in the UK has been restored. The three patients were isolated at a private hospital in Karachi on December 29 after arriving in the UK. Relatives of the victims were negatively tested for the new strain of the virus.

On December 29, the Sindh Health Department confirmed the coronavirus of three British returnees. In a Twitter post, the department said, “In the first phase of jute typing, samples of 3 different coronaviruses from the UK show 95% of the samples from people returning to the UK.” Health officials said they sampled 12 people on their return from the UK for geotyping, six of whom tested positive, while all three showed new strains of the virus in the first stage.

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