50,000 policemen receive Covid jabs: Punjab IG

LAHORE: Punjab police chief Inam Ghani on Sunday said some 50,000 policemen have been administered coronavirus vaccine doses.

“We have vaccinated 45,573 officials and personnel of the Punjab police against Covid-19,” he said.

Ghani said among those vaccinated, 18,588 are aged between 50-60, followed by 20,130 police between 40 to 50 years.

“6,855 cops aged between 30 to 40 years have been vaccinated in the province,” he said, while stressing the need to vaccinate the entire force as soon as possible.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, while speaking to the media, said the vaccination process in the province has been expedited.

“180,000 people have been vaccinated in the province during the last 24 hours and the situation will start improving once 50 percent of the 110 million population is vaccinated,” she said.

Rejecting reports of vaccine shortage, the minister said that they had 1.8 million doses available and as per reports, 30 million more doses would reach in the next few months.

“We will be vaccinating 400,000 people in a day by next month,” she said, adding that the province would also place an order of vaccine worth Rs1.5 billion.

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