Sinovac to invest in Pakistan’s health sector as delegation meets PM Shehbaz Sharif

The company wants to assist in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases by injecting investments into the sector.

Sinovac to invest in Pakistan's health sector as delegation meets PM Shehbaz Sharif

The Chinese company Sinovac has expressed its interest in forming a partnership with Pakistan, in order to help improve its health sector.

This came after the delegation from the company, led by General Manager Qiang Gao met with PM Shehbaz Sharif, and assured him that they were ready to initiate projects in Pakistan. The company wants to assist in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases by injecting investments into the sector. During this meeting, it was decided that the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) will put together a task force for Sinovac’s project proposals, to further facilitate the process.

The company also supplied millions of coronavirus vaccine doses and played a fundamental part in enhancing the immunity of the masses against the disease. PM Sharif said that increasing direct investment from foreign channels in the country is the PML-N government’s biggest priority.

Sinovac’s Director (International Business) Kevin Zhang, NIH Exectuive Director Prof Dr Aamer Ikram and Minister for NHS Abdul Qair Patel are just a few of the names who joined the meeting. The Prime Minister welcomed the investment offer of the company.

COVID-19 Booster Shots

On the other hand, a two-day special campaign was launched in the country’s capital for administration of COVID-19 booster shot. According to District Health Officer, Dr Zaeem Zia, the booster shots were launched on the instructions the CDC, the NIH and the ministry of NHS. The main goal with this campaign is to encourage and administer COVID-19 vaccination, 16 camps have been designated in addition to the already established ones.

Similarly, the NHS, NIH and CDC have urged private and public officers to instruct their officials to get booster shots of the vaccine to enhance immunity. Letters to different departments were sent regarding the matter.

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