Dr Faisal said situation will further improve after June 20 with availability of additional doses

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday said that 12 million doses of Covid vaccine have so far been administered across the country and 2 million doses are still available.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that the impression was being given for a day or two that there was a shortage of vaccines in the country.

The SAPM said there are about 2,000 vaccination centers across the country and the provincial and local authorities are working to ensure that no center faces any shortage of vaccination.

Dr Faisal went on to say that the government is ensuring procurement of additional doses, adding that the situation will further improve after June 20 with the availability of additional doses.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 46 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 944,065. The nationwide tally of fatalities jumped to 21,828 on Wednesday.

According to the latest figures by NCOC 1,038 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,567 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,273 in Sindh, 4,240 in KP, 773 in Islamabad, 570 in Azad Kashmir, 297 in Balochistan, and 108 in GB.

Furthermore 344,379 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 329,279 in Sindh, 136,313 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82,207 in Islamabad, 26,331 in Balochistan, 19,822 in Azad Kashmir and 5,734 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 13,934,493 coronavirus tests and 42,113 in the last 24 hours. 882,332 patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,490 patients are in critical condition.