By Hina Kiyani
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has set up a corona vaccination centre in its premises in collaboration with NCOC and Shifa International Hospital for the vaccination of the business community, their families and employees.
The ICCI is the first chamber of the country to set up a vaccination centre in its premises for its members to provide the first dose of vaccination to them on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat inaugurated the vaccination centre during his visit to ICCI.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat congratulated ICCI for opening a vaccination centre for its members and especially appreciated the proactive and dynamic approach of President ICCI. He said that Islamabad has set a target of vaccinating 20,000 to 25000 people daily and hoped that ICCI vaccination centre would be helpful in achieving this target as it has the capacity to vaccinate a large number of people.
Hamza Shafqat stressed that the business community of Islamabad, their family members and employees should take full benefit of this great facility at ICCI for their vaccination so that Covid-19 pandemic could be controlled and all business activities could be restored to their normal operation. He also thanked the Shift International Hospital for collaborating with ICCI in setting up a vaccination centre that would play a positive role in controlling the spread of coronavirus in the federal capital.
Speaking at the occasion, President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that the purpose of setting up vaccination centre is to support the mass vaccination drive of the government to make Pakistan a coronavirus free country. He said that ICCI has been working actively with NCOC for controlling the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in order to lift all restrictions on businesses.
He thanked NCOC and Shifta International Hospital Islamabad for collaborating with ICCI in setting up vaccination centre in its premises.