Karachi: The Sindh government has set up its first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination facility in Karachi.
The drive-through vaccination camp has been set up in the posh Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi near the coastal strip of the city. The Sindh government has partnered with a private bank to establish the facility under the public-private partnership mode.
Sindh Law and Environment Adviser, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, inspected the drive-through facility and interacted with the people who queued up in vehicles, mostly with their families, while waiting for their turn to get the coronavirus jab.
Wahab said the drive-through facility provided free vaccinations to citizens.
He said the centre was well-staffed to check the vital signs of vehicle occupants before providing them with the coronavirus jab.
He said the Moderna, CanSinoBio, and Sinopharm vaccines were available at the drive-through facility.
The Sindh Law Adviser appealed to the citizens of Karachi to use this facility.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi appealed to the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible and observe precautionary measures prescribed by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) against the spread of COVID-19.
The President made the appeal while chairing a top-level meeting here at the Sindh Governor House.
Alvi also expressed concern that there had been widespread violations of the government-prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the spread of COVID-19. He said there was a need to strictly act upon these SOPs in view of the ongoing deadly fourth wave of the coronavirus infection in Pakistan.
He expressed remorse that the people who recently had offered Eid Al Adha prayers at the Faisal Mosque of Islamabad had not acted upon the due health safety precautions prescribed by the NCOC for such congregations.