5,000 Pakistani Refugees To Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Indore.
About 5,000 Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community living in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore will receive COVID-19 vaccines, an official said Sunday.
Pakistani refugee representatives from the Hindu Sindhi community had recently applied to the administration for inoculation against coronavirus, Dr. Praveen Jadia, the district’s immunization officer, told PTI.
“This demand has been accepted after the approval of the state government. These Pakistani refugees will now be able to receive anti-coronavirus punctures at the vaccination centers of the city by showing their passport as an identity card,” he said.
Mr. Jadia estimated that around 5,000 Pakistani refugees live in Indore and most of them are settled in the Sindhi colony area of the city.
“We are administering doses of anti-COVID 19 to all adults for humanitarian reasons. Last month, we had vaccinated a Dutch citizen who had come to Indore for some work,” he recalled.
Indore district, which is hardest hit by the pandemic in Madhya Pradesh, has so far recorded 1.52 lakh of COVID-19 cases, including 1,370 deaths, according to authorities.
Approximately 13.53 lakhs of people received the first dose of the vaccine in the Indore district, while 2.35 lakhs of people received both doses.