An official told a National Assembly panel on Tuesday that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would make a single dose of Pakistan on its own. corona virus vaccine immediately. “We will make a single dose vaccine for Covid-19,” NIH Executive Director Major General Aamer Ikram told the NA Standing Committee for National Health Services. “We are conducting clinical trials of the China CanSinoBio Covid-19 vaccine in Pakistan.
The test, which was first performed on 300 subjects, is now carried out in more than 150,000 laboratories, “he added. Later speaking to the media, Major General Ikram said Pakistan was one of the first countries to take part in the CanSinoBio vaccine clinical trial. “Pakistan has asked China to transfer technology for the vaccine. The raw materials for the vaccine will arrive this month. “We hope to take several steps towards vaccine preparation by the end of April. The NIH has obtained all the equipment and chemicals needed for this.
“Our team is ready to do this task while the Chinese team has also arrived Pakistan. The Chinese team will supervise our team at the NIH, “he said. Previously briefing the parliamentary panel, Major General Ikram said the NIH Law was also being amended to restructure the organization and make it more lively. “Under the new law, there will be seven executive directors and one executive director. Department employees who join the NIH will get a golden handshake within three months. “
He said the NIH has now set up disease centers in every district in the country. The factory that was closed several years ago is back to work. “After the new factory is ready, the manufacturing process for the Covid vaccine will begin. The NIH will make its own single dose vaccine in the near future, “the official said. He said the NIH did not get any funding from the Ministry of Health. “We spent Rs20 million on salaries. All experts have been included in the NIH management, “he added.
The NA committee praised the NIH’s efforts and declared them good news for the nation. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health Faisal Sultan told the committee that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed him to solve the problem of the three government hospitals in Karachi in consultation with the Sindh provincial government. “If the Sindh government wants to run a hospital, then we have no objection. We are bound to follow orders from the Supreme Court. Now we will work together to find a legal solution. We want to further improve the institution, “said Sultan.