50% Vaccinations Achieved First By ICT

Asad Umar, the Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives said that Islamabad has become the first city in the country to have vaccinated 50% of its eligible population. The relevant authorities successfully administered the first dose to a population of around one million. 

He went on to say that the target previously set to achieve one million vaccinations in a single day was achieved by the city on Monday when 1.072 million vaccinations were administered all over the country. In the meantime, the positivity rate of the coronavirus has gone up to 15.51% in Rawalpindi. 101 virus carriers arrived at the three allied hospitals in the city, while three patients also lost their lives in the last 21 hours.

The Holy Family Hospital (HFH) reported two deaths, while another patient took their last breath at the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Kidney Transplant (RIUKT). The District Health Authority (DHA) recommended that a smart lockdown be implemented in seven additional areas of the garrison city. As of now, 10 areas have already been placed under restrictions of a smart lockdown. 

The suggested areas to be included under smart lockdown restrictions include Houses numbered 84 to 95 in the neighborhood of Aliabad, street 8 of the Seventh Road Satellite Town, Tench Bhatta’s Mehboob Street, Street 1 of the New Lalazar, Lane-1 of Quaid-e-Azam colony, Street number 7 of New Nayi Abadi Murir Hassan, and Kahuta Suburban Dhok Banda. 

The health authorities also carried out tests on 209 people, who had come into contact with new virus carriers. Of all of these people, 12 showed a positive result of the coronavirus, whereas 47 have tested negative. The DHA urged citizens of the country to strictly follow SOPs to help curb the rise in the number of infections.

In addition, the newly recorded cases indicated that 12 were reported in Potohar, 10 in Kahuta, 10 in Gujar Khan, and 55 from Cantt. Three cases were registered from Islamabad and Murree, and one case each surfaced in Chakwal, Kallar Syedan, Abbottabad, and Khushab. 

As of now, there are 190 confirmed patients of the deadly disease, who have been admitted to a handful of health facilities in the region. There are 37 patients in hospice at HFH, whereas 61 were taken in by RIUKT. 31 patients were admitted to BBH, and 48 were rushed to the Fauji Foundation Hospital. The Begum Akhtar Memorial Trust, Attock Hospital, and Bilal Hospital are caring for three patients each. Whereas two virus carriers were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital and Hearts International. 

Furthermore, nine patients with the virus were placed on ventilators due to their worsening conditions. 69 patients were declared to be in a stable condition, whereas 112 were put on oxygen. The report by the relevant health authorities revealed that up until now, 27,217 patients had been allowed to discharge, soon after they made a recovery. On the other hand, 2,690 people were placed in isolation. Out of these, 1,096 were taken to isolation centers and 1,594 were instructed to quarantine at home.