Azra expressed her concern over reduced vaccination rate – Daily Notable
By Our Correspondent
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho has expressed her concern over reduced vaccination rate across the province and directed relevant officials to resolve the issues pertaining to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) services.
She issued necessary directives to the officials while chairing the quarterly EPI review meeting here on Thursday.
During the meeting, the minister was informed that as per her instructions, the EPI services had not been suspended since the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the program had slowed down in the province during the first two months of the outbreak, though centers remained open.
The minister asked EOC coordinator Fayyaz Abbasi and the EPI program director Dr Akram Sultan to resolves issues pertaining. To vaccination and warned district health officers (DHOs) that no negligence in the delivery of EPI services would tolerated.
Dr Akram Sultan briefed the minister about the extended outreach services launched in all districts. further, Last month with WHO’s support during which 200,000 children under the age of two vaccinated against 10 diseases.
He also shared details about the mobile vaccination units now available in high-risk union councils of Karachi.
The program has launched with the support of the Indus Health Network.
Karachi is the capital city of Sindh province of Pakistan. Karachi is the seventh largest city in the world. It is ranked as a beta global city. This city is industrial and financial center. Furthermore, This city has 1880 metropolitan councils.