Top WHO Official Praises Pak's Efforts To Contain Spread Of Virus
Gulf Today|September 27, 2021
Dr Mahipala says that Pakistan was one of the 7 countries in the world that took the best precautionary measures against COVID-19; travel bans boost domestic tourism as more than 5.5m tourists visited scenic north and northwest this summer
Tariq Butt

World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Head in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala praised Islamabad for its wonderful efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, and running an efficient vaccination drive, covering all corners of the country.

During an informal chat with media representatives, Dr Mahipala said that Pakistan was one of the seven countries in the world that took the best precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

“Pakistan is performing better in its vaccination drive. One million doses are administered per-day, which is excellent,” Dr Mahipala added. “Pakistan’s vaccination centres are an example to the international community.”

The WHO country director said that he personally visited the most remote and backward areas of Pakistan and inspected the vaccination process. “Surprisingly, vaccination centres in remote areas, from Tharparkar and Khunjerab border, all had the same facilities which are available in Islamabad.”

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