LAHORE(Parliament Times):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a ceremony at his office in honour of best performing officials of reach every door campaign as vaccination target of 13 million people was achieved in 12 days drive across the province. The CM distributed shields and appreciated the hard work of concerned officials and announced to start the second phase of this campaign to vaccinate more than 20 million citizens till December 31. I hoped the line departments would actively work to achieve the target as the new corona variant has emerged as a new global challenge, he said. The government is striving to vaccinate the maximum number of citizens because it is the best way to remain safe from this virus, he continued.
It is sanguine that Punjab is leading in achieving vaccination targets due to the hard work of the concerned officials. I appreciate the efforts of DCs and health CEOs of Pakpattan, Narowal, Bhakkar, DG Khan, Gujrat, TT Singh, Lodhran, Kasur, Mandi Bahauddin, Chakwal, Jhelum and Khanewal and hope the other districts would show the best performance in the next phase, the CM said. Meanwhile, population welfare, school education, auqaf, I&C and information departments have also shown good performance; he added and appreciated that teamwork has been shown in difficult circumstances. With the blessings of Almighty Allah, there is no polio case in Punjab and anti-dengue steps are also proving fruitful, he added. The health minister said the CM always extended full support in corona vaccination to achieve targets. Secretary primary and secondary health briefed about RED campaign.
SACM Hasaan Khawar and others were also present.