LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday started two new vaccination centres at the Central Park Teaching Hospital and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ), Kahna, to facilitate the population living in the surroundings.
The health authorities said overall 35 counters had been set up at both the centres with cumulatively capacity to vaccinate over 3,000 people per day. The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department staff has been deputed at these centres.
The Punjab health minister said these two centres would facilitate the people of Ferozepur Road, Kahna and adjacent areas.She said people would be vaccinated at these centres on a daily basis.
“We are increasing the number of vaccination centres in Punjab. So far, we have vaccinated over 1.9 million people in Punjab,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Covid death toll reached 9,185 after 67 more patients died during the last 24 hours in Punjab.
Similarly, 1,486 more people tested positive for the virus during the same period, taking the total number of infections to 320,851 in Punjab. Of them, 704 were reported from Lahore.
Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2021