Covid vaccine process stalled in Hyderabad as YDA strike continues

HYDERABAD – Thousands of people are being denied of getting Covid-19 vaccines as Young Doctors Association (YDA) and vaccinator’s strike continue in the district for the last several days.

The process of coronavirus vaccination has come to a complete halt since many days and even partially vaccinated people are not being given a second dose of the vaccine on designated time. The people, especially students, who got the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, were sent back to their homes without vaccinating them by assigning reason of YDA strike.

A large number of people are visiting the coronavirus vaccine centres on a daily basis but they were denied vaccine doses. The Sindh government, the District administration and the Health Authorities had not adopted significant arrangements in this regard due to which risk of spread of the virus could be increased in the province, health experts warned. The District Health Officer and the focal person for COVID-19 did not respond to phone calls as well as Whatsapp messages when contacted by APP.


As many as two more patients of coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,638 and 140 new cases emerged when 9,814 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement on Sunday. He added that two more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,638 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.

Syed Murad Ali Shah Shah said 9,814 samples were tested which detected 140 cases that constituted 1.4 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 6,886,725 tests had been conducted against which 476,920 cases were diagnosed, of them 97.6 percent or 465,681 patients had recovered, including 47 overnight. 

The CM said currently 3,601 patients were under treatment; of them 3,451 were in home isolation, 22 at isolation centers and 128 at different hospitals. He added that the condition of 125 patients was stated to be critical, including 8 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 144 new cases 24 have been detected from Karachi. 18 from Hyderabad, Sujawal 17, Karachi East 16, Thatto 12, Larkano 9, Nawabshah 8, Sukkur 6, Karachi South, Badin, Noushehro Feroz, Shikarpur and Jamshoro 5 each, Mirpurkhas, Tando Mohammad Khan and Tharparkar 4 each, Umarkot, Tando Allahyar, Dadu, Ghotki and Karachi Central 3 each and Jacobabad 2  new covid cases reported. 25,864,619 vaccinations have been administered upto December 12th.

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