Initial signs of some stability in third Covid wave: KARACHI: Special Aide to Head Of State (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has actually claimed there are ‘preliminary indications of some stability’ in the 3rd wave of Covid-19 in Pakistan.
It is additionally a ‘extremely dangerous period’ as Ramazan will end and Eid-ul-Fitr coming close to, he included, advising individuals to continue following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to stay secure.
“We are today in the midst of the 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic and while there might be very first signs of some stability (in the 3rd wave), these are very early days as well as this is a really risky period for us as the holy month of Ramazan is going to end and Eid is approaching.
As professionals and point of view manufacturers, I would certainly advise microbiologists and also scientists to tell people that they need to remain to abide by SOPs,” he informed a webinar on “SOPs and vaccination: Option for the Covid-19 Pandemic”.
The webinar belonged to a series of on-line talks organised by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to Pakistan Prof Dr Saeed Khan as well as it was participated in by microbiologists, molecular biologists, physician as well as trainees from whole Pakistan along with abroad.
Confirming that according to the current information, Covid-19 curve is squashing in Punjab in addition to in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Faisal Sultan kept that in Sindh, the Covid-19 instances were on the surge as a result of reduced compliance of SOPs as well as alerted that it is not the time for complacency as the variety of critical patients were still above 5,200 in the country that got on high circulation oxygen.
“Covid-19 cases may rise once more if precautions are not taken during this critical period when we are seeing the last days of divine month of Ramazan and also Eid is a cheery period,” he said and also prompted the microbiologists as well as scientists to assist individuals and also highlight the relevance of wearing masks, social distancing and also the significance of obtaining immunized.
Reacting to a query, he said presently, younger individuals who are less than 18 years old are not needed to get immunized, adding that Pakistan has actually begun immunizing most vulnerable segment of the culture.
“Our first and foremost concern was to shield those who were at the best risk of dying. The second as well as simultaneous purpose was to protect individuals and also to have enough immune individuals to permit minimized transmission of the illness,” he included.
To one more query, he claimed there is a fantastic misunderstanding that ‘countless doses of Covid-19 vaccinations’ are available, specifically for the exclusive import and also added that also COVAX was not able to locate injections for low-income countries and the Government of Pakistan remains in straight contact with Chinese injection makers to meet Pakistan’s needs.