Jacobabad [Pakistan], April 3 (ANI): Pakistan will not be sufficiently able to fight the continuing third coronavirus wave because of the nation’s authorities’s “refusal” to buy vaccines for each citizen, stated Pakistan opposition chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
Addressing a press convention in Jacobabad after assembly native Pakistan Peoples Occasion leaders and employees, Bilawal, PPP’s chairperson, stated the “stubbornness” of the federal government in refusing to buy vaccines had led to Pakistan lagging behind different regional international locations in vaccine rollout, Pakistani newspaper Daybreak reported.
“Pakistan is under no circumstances able to problem the third [coronavirus] wave which is cropping up and coming in entrance of us. If we’re not prepared then [it is] solely as a result of our federal authorities [is showing] stubbornness on this coverage, that it’s not prepared to purchase vaccines for each Pakistani which is the one resolution to this drawback,” he stated.
Bilawal stated Pakistan was trailing behind India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in tackling the pandemic and the vaccination marketing campaign, regardless of Afghanistan being a war-torn nation.
“I believe this can be a shameful actuality and there’s no want or motive why Pakistan’s financial development fee must be behind Bangladesh or Afghanistan,” he added.
As of Wednesday, solely 0.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine had been administered in Pakistan, which kicked off its vaccination drive in early February.
The primary batch of vaccines containing 0.5 million vaccines arrived in Pakistan on February 1 from China.
The vaccination drive in Pakistan began slowly as there have been no takers for the Chinese language coronavirus vaccine. Many healthcare employees refused to register themselves for the vaccine, expressing considerations relating to the protection or efficacy of the vaccine, officers and specialists instructed Al Jazeera. (ANI)