Dr. Palitha Mahipala, WR Pakistan and Head of Mission, World Health Organization (WHO), visited the Sindh Government and JS Bank COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination on Thursday. Dr. Mahipala toured the facility and observed its operations with Atif Malik, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, and Ali Pesnani, Group Head Retail Banking, from JS Bank.
Government of Sindh partnership with JS Bank and District South Karachi Deputy Commissioner Irshad Ali Sodhar, launched Karachi’s first COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination facility in July, amidst the spread of the Delta variant. The ease of getting vaccinated in a drive-through model has appealed to Karachiites with more than 30,000 vaccinations done at the facility till date.
Dr. Palitha Mahipala reviewed the drive-through vaccination facility and lauded Sindh Government and JS Bank’s efforts to eliminate COVID-19 from Pakistan. He commended the initiative, stating: “WHO has been very closely working with Govt of Sindh since the beginning of pandemic. Dr Mahipala appreciated Sindh Government’s efforts for COVID-19 and vaccination drive. He further added that with the substantial increase in the quality and quantity of vaccination facilities, the spread will be curbed considerably.”
Atif Malik, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, JS Bank, expressed gratitude towards the citizens of Karachi for helping protect Pakistan from COVID-19 by getting their vaccination. “As a socially responsible organization, we believe assisting the government efforts against COVID-19 is our national duty.’ he commented, ‘JS Bank has vaccinated over 30,000 people at the Drive-Through Facility and will continue to help the government of Sindh in making Pakistan COVID-19 free”
The JS Bank COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Facility is located next to Urban Forest, Block 3, Clifton, Karachi. With six drives through lanes and the capacity to serve thousands of people per day, the service is free and is being offered between 4 pm – 12 am 7 days a week allowing the public to get vaccinated from the comfort of their cars. Available vaccines include Moderna, Sinovac, CanSino, Pakvac, & Sinopharm.