SCCI asks govt to increase number of booster shot points in Peshawar
Peshawar – Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Monday urged the provincial health authorities to increase the number of booster shot points in the city.
In a statement, SCCI president Hasnain Khurshid said that after reporting of a case of Covid-19 new variant, Omicron in Pakistan, the provincial health department established two points for booster shot in Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Medical University Peshawar, which he termed insufficient to timely inoculate large number population of Peshawar.
People are highly scared after the report of new Covid-19 variant Omicron in Pakistan and want to immediately vaccinate themselves to safe from this virus, he noted. Therefore, he requested the provincial health authorities to ensure maximum number of booster shot points in major teaching hospitals, basic health units and periphery units in Peshawar and other parts of the province in order to prevent spread of Omicron and protect everyone from this deadly virus.
The SCCI chief said the business community is adversely affected by Covid-19 restrictions, and after the advent of the new variant, traders are ready to take booster shot.