NCOC Discloses Strategy to Administer the Coronavirus Vaccine in the Country

On Wednesday, the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) revealed that it has come up with a detailed plan to administer the coronavirus vaccine across the country. The center hopes that the vaccine will help curb, and consequently, fight off the spread of the deadly disease in the country. 

The strategy has been decided after all the stakeholders and provinces were taken into consideration. In addition, a meeting was also held in Islamabad to discuss the plans of the NCOC regarding the vaccine. It was added that all established health guidelines and international regulations were considered before deciding on a final strategy. 

The session was chaired by Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan, the National Coordinator NCOC, and Shafqat Mehmood, the Federal Minister for Education.

The meeting was joined through video link by the chief secretaries of all relevant federating units and the provincial health minister of Sindh. 

The strategy devised aims to deliver the vaccines to the people of the country by using a coordinated system in a healthy and safe environment. In this regard, the NCOC said that the National Immunization Management System (NIMS) will be driven by the National Vaccine Administration and Coordination Cell (NVACC). 

The attendees were informed that Adult Vaccine Centers (AVC) will be established, as well as district and provincial administrations, DVACC and PVACC, respectively. Coordination cells have also been created to help with all efforts. 

The meeting was told that the NIMS has been designed in a way that it is fully digital. This has been done especially to ensure that there is no human error. The system will deliver information to the masses related to appointments for vaccinations and AVCs, automatically.