Karachi: 11 mass vaccination centres announced, to facilitate the residents of Karachi 24/7.
“We have to secure our citizens by taking some drastic measures,” said the Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah after making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for every citizen.
Previously, the Government of Sindh had hoped to increase the numbers of individuals getting inoculated by declaring the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for the issuance of driver’s licence, however the decision did not have the impact the govt. had hoped for.
Due to which, CM Murad Ali Shah decided to take even more drastic measures, such as blocking SIM cards of unvaccinated people, which increased the ratio of individuals getting the vaccine jab. The government then decided to hold the salaries of unvaccinated individuals, due to which the number of individuals at the vaccination centres increased drastically.
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As the number of people at a certain vaccination centre increased, it got difficult to manage the system, and things quickly got out of hand. Lack of an efficient management led to violence and property damage at two mega vaccination facilities, at Expo Centre and Khaliqdina Hall.
This chaos and increased influx of individuals at vaccination centres, led the government of Sindh to announce establishment of 11 mass vaccination, that will operate 24/7 , according to a tweet by Mr. Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, adviser to the Chief Minister of Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption and Establishment.
Mass Vaccination Centres in Karachi
As per the notice by the Government of Sindh, Health Department, 11 mass vaccination centres will be operational in 6 districts of Karachi. These centres will remain active and tend to the citizens of Karachi 24/7.
Out of these 11 centres, one centre in Karachi East, Karachi West and Karachi Malir each, two centres in Karachi Korangi and three centres each in Karachi Central and South.
Dow OJHA Campus will be turned into a mass vaccination centre.
Address: Main SUPARCO Road, Gulzar-e-Hijri – Karachi
Contact: (021) 111-11-3847, 021-38771111
The Sindh Government Qatar Hospital in Karachi West will operate 24/7
Address: Banaras Bazar Chowk, Sector 8 Orangi Town
Contact: 021-99333476-7, 0333-2606993, 021-99333474, 0322-2552555
The SG Hospital Murad Memon Goth in the Malir district of Karachi will soon operate as a mass vaccination centre
Address: RHC, Murad Memon Goth
Two hospitals in the district of Korangi will be converted to mass vaccination centres, operating 24/7.
SG Hospital, Korangi-05
Address: Sindh Govt. Hospital Korangi 5
SG Hospital Saudabad
Address: SGH Saudabad Malir
Three centres in Karachi Central will be established into mass vaccination centres to facilitate the residents of Karachi.
Address: Shadman Town Sector 14-B, Near Nagan Chowrangi, Anda Mor Road
Contact: (021) 36408933, (021) 36408930
SG Hospital New Karachi
Address: Sector 11I, North Karachi, Karachi, Sindh
SG Hospital Liaquatabad
Address: Sharifabad Block 1 Gulberg Town, Karachi, Karachi City
Three more centres will be established in the South district of Karachi to deal with the problem of overcrowding.
Address: Near Services Hospital, Saddar
JPMC (Jinnah PostGraduate Medical College)
Address: JPMC Hospital, Near Regent Plaza
Lyari General Hospital
Address: Sindh Govt. Lyari General Hospital, Karachi
More Vaccination Facilities
Apart from these 11 mass vaccination facilities, CM Murad Ali Shah has advised deputy commissioners across Karachi to establish more vaccination centres in various districts. Mr. Abdul Rasheed Channa, Media Consultant to CM Sindh informed that more vaccination centres will be set up in different mosques and imambargahs across the city.
Government of Sindh plans on increasing the number of facilities to inoculate the citizens of the city. With this they plan to raise the number of individuals getting vaccinated, all the while solving the issues of mismanagement and overcrowding.