LAHORE: The city district administration has established first drive-through vaccination centre at Nishtar Park Sports Complex.
The Bank of Punjab (BoP) has provided complete infrastructure support for the project -- the first of its kind facility in Pakistan that was jointly inaugurated by BoP President Zafar Masud and Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik.
The facility will help people get vaccinated from the comfort of their cars in just 15-20 minutes, which include registration, vital checking and inoculation.
After vaccination, the beneficiaries will be required to wait for 15 minutes in the parking lot conveniently.
“It is another great step towards meeting the national target of vaccinating 70 million people by the end of this year. It is essentially important that everyone gets vaccinated at the earliest in order to stop the spread of this pandemic and to bring back normalcy which is not only critical for the social fabric of society but also the economic activity,” the BoP president said while speaking on the occasion.
Mudassir Riaz said: “The opening of this facility will help the district government in achieving the target of getting seven to eight million population of the city vaccinated in six months.
This is eventually going to help us in reopening Lahore and economy as well.”
Published in Dawn, June 8th, 2021