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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Under the COVAX facility, Pakistan has received the first batch of over 1,00,000 jabs of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Balochistan has a population of over 1.23 crore has received only 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Due to the shortage of vaccines, patients with extremely weak immunity will be given the vaccine.

Balochistan, one of the provinces of Pakistan has reportedly received only 1,000 doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. Despite having a population of over 1.23 crore, the Imran Khan government has allotted only 1,000 jabs of the vaccine.

Addressing the issue, the National Command and Operation Centre outlined that the vaccine will be administered to only those who have extremely weak immunity. The news has been confirmed by Aziz Ahmad Jamali, the Secretary of Primary and Secondary Health Care, Balochistan.

Aziz Ahmad Jamal cited that the vaccine will be administered to those people who have very weak immune systems at Civil Hospital Quetta, BMC Hospital, Fatima Jinnah Hospital, and Centre Hospital. Reportedly, only patients with cancer, kidney transplant, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dialysis, and chronic hepatitis will be given the vaccine.

Moreover, the patients have been directed to submit the documents required for the Pfizer vaccine along with a doctor’s prescription, a photocopy of laboratory tests, X-ray reports. Despite being resource-rich, Balochistan continues to remain the least developed province of Pakistan.

So far, Pakistan has received 14.5 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it began its vaccination campaign in February. Under the COVAX facility, the Islamabad country received the first batch of over 1,00,000 jabs of the Pfizer vaccine.

The vaccine has been distributed based on province-wise, with Punjab likely to receive 26,000 doses of the mRNA vaccine while Sindh with 12,000 doses. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has received 8,000 doses. Many believe vaccinations, in general, are part of a government plan to either render people infertile for population control or a CIA conspiracy to microchip and monitor civilians.

So far, Pakistan has approved China’s Sinopharm, CanSino, and Sinovac, the UK’s AstraZeneca, and Russia’s Sputnik. It has also started locally producing the CanSino vaccine with the help of China.

For the past few decades, a freedom movement has been going on. Several Balochs believe that the region was independent before 1947 and was forcibly occupied by Pakistan.

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