The variety of Covid-19 instances have been on the rise in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Okay-P) as soon as once more as 12 new instances have been reported within the final 24 hours, an official of the well being division advised The Categorical Tribune on Friday.
He mentioned that the an infection triggered hundreds of dying because it appeared within the province as a complete 6,376 folks have been killed within the pandemic, including that Peshawar remained on prime of the casualty record with nearly 50 per cent deaths. He famous, the overall variety of Covid instances recorded to date has reached 225,231.
“9 folks have recovered from Covid-19 in Okay-P within the 24 hours and with this the overall variety of recovered individuals reached 218,781. The quantity of people that died resulting from corona virus in Peshawar is 3,153,” he maintained.
He mentioned two recent instances have been reported in Peshawar and with this the overall variety of instances has jumped as much as 85,481 within the district.
He mentioned a complete of 109 Corona exams had been carried out in Okay- Pduring the final 24 hours, nevertheless, the variety of energetic instances within the province stands at 166.
After the pandemic swept throughout the nation, the federal authorities launched a mass vaccination marketing campaign with the assistance of overseas donors however rural Peshawar remained amongst these areas the place extreme resistance to vaccination was witnessed regardless of all out authorities efforts.
In February 2022, then Okay-P Chief Secretary Dr Shehzad Khan Bangash expressed dissatisfaction over the gradual Covid-19 vaccination within the province and directed the deputy commissioners to extend the tempo to realize the vaccination goal set by Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and the provincial authorities.
A high-level assembly concerning vaccination and unfold of Omicron variant was held underneath the chairmanship of the chief secretary by way of video hyperlink.
Secretary well being, secretary dwelling, secretary transport, secretary elementary and secondary schooling, secretary greater schooling, all divisional commissioners, focal individual NCOC, coordinator EOC, director normal well being and deputy commissioners of all districts attended the assembly.
The chief secretary mentioned the continued door-to-door vaccination marketing campaign ought to be made successful through the use of all accessible assets.
He added that there can be no compromise on the success of the vaccination marketing campaign.
He additional said that the eradication of this pandemic can be potential solely when whole inhabitants is vaccinated. On the event, well being secretary mentioned that steps are being taken to realize the assigned targets of vaccination and on this regard the Okay-P Well being Division is in shut liaison with all of the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners.
Well being secretary knowledgeable the assembly that in 19 districts 70 per cent goal of first dose has been achieved nevertheless in 17 districts 70 per cent goal of second dose of vaccine has been achieved which is lower than the set goal. Chief secretary expressed his dissatisfaction over the tempo of vaccination.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, April 1st, 2023.