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With the help of a Chinese company, Pakistan successfully produces COVID-19vaccine: PakVac locally
Pakistan successfully produces COVID-19vaccine: PakVac locally. China News Service, May 25. According to Asia News Agency (ANI) in India, with the help of China’s CanSino Biotech, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of Pakistan has successfully produced the COVID-19 vaccine locally and will be launched at the end of this month.
Pakistan’s special assistant to the prime minister for national health affairs, Faisal Sultan, said the product has passed rigorous internal testing and said this is an important step to help ensure Pakistan’s vaccine supply.
Within a few days, the Pakistani health authorities will review the vaccine and finally approve its use. Thereafter, the National Institutes of Health of Pakistan will be able to produce 3 million doses of vaccine per month.
The report pointed out that due to private sales and rising prices, most people in Pakistan cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine. According to reports, the cost of buying two doses of vaccines from foreign countries is as high as US$80, while the monthly income of an ordinary worker in Pakistan is about US$110.
The New York Times reported that due to the tight supply of vaccines, Pakistan’s vaccine sales are facing obstacles, leaving only a small part of the country’s population with access to vaccines.
Up to now, Pakistan has passed the COVAX program and received more than 13 million doses of vaccines, including Sinopharm, Kexing and Cansino vaccines. China has promised to continue to provide vaccines to help Pakistan defeat the COVID-19 virus.
Previously, Pakistani President Arif Alvi stated that China has provided Pakistan with a large amount of anti-epidemic supplies, and sent a team of experts to Pakistan to help and guide the anti-epidemic work, which fully reflects the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and the long-tested profound friendship. .
On April 26, Pakistan’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Omar Ayub Khan, highly praised the effectiveness and safety of Chinese vaccines.
(source:internet, reference only)