Pakistan Karachi Clifton covid vaccine
A mobile hospital providing coronavirus vaccination service in Clifton area of Karachi. Image Credit: Supplied

Karachi: The Sindh government has deployed 12 mobile hospital units in different parts of Karachi to vaccinate the people against coronavirus.

The mobile hospitals were provided to the Sindh government’s Health Department by the provincial Rehabilitation Department and will provide inoculation services in different areas of six districts in the city.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sindh Health Department, Qasim Siraj Soomro, said the units were fully equipped to carry out the vaccination service.

He said the mobile units were being deployed in such areas of Karachi where there was an increased demand of vaccination due to high density of population. He appealed to the people to wear face masks, observe social distancing, and other safety precautions while availing the facility.

Earlier, Sindh Law and Environment Adviser, Murtaza Wahab, inaugurated a mobile vaccination facility for workers associated with one of the industrial estates in Karachi.

Record vaccination in Sindh

A record number of 259,051 people were vaccinated against coronavirus infection in Sindh in the last 24 hours. In Karachi, 118,058 people were vaccinated while in Hyderabad 53,601 people received the coronavirus vaccine.

Wahab expressed gratitude to the people of the province for their overwhelming response to the government’s appeal to get inoculated.

He said that 11 coronavirus vaccination centres had become functional in Karachi round-the-clock.

He said the Sindh government had also established coronavirus immunisation facilities at religious seminaries in Karachi.

He said the warning given by the Sindh government that the salaries and mobile phone SIM cards of unvaccinated people would be blocked had compelled the public to throng vaccination centres in the past few days.