Pakistan launched on Tuesday its homemade Covid-19 vaccine ‘PakVac’, a week after it announced successfully developing it with the help of China’s CanSino Bio.
Addressing the ceremony, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said there is always an opportunity to overcome even the most difficult challenges.
“We found our friend China closest to us in overcoming the Covid-19 challenge,” he added.
He said developing a vaccine through raw materials is not an easy task as a lot of hard work goes into maintaining the required standards.
Dr Sultan added that the country must respect the efforts of the staff at the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIH), adding that local production of the vaccine will begin in Pakistan in the coming days.
‘An important day’
National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar termed the day an important one for Pakistan.
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