Pakistan To Develop Its Own Coronavirus Vaccine Under “Scientific Task Force On COVID-19”
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has set up a new committee named ‘Scientific Task Force on COVID-19’ to develop a Coronavirus vaccine in Pakistan amid pandemic crisis.
Led by Professor Atta Ur Rehman, the task force will coordinate research on coronavirus and other related issues in the country. The committee will also work on developing a vaccine for Coronavirus as the total number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reached 997 as of Wednesday.
Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to notify the constitution of the committee which also includes Prof Dr. Javed Akram, Prof Dr. Shazna Khalid, Prof Al Fareed Zafar, Prof Iqbal Choudhry, Prof Dr. Khalid Khan, and Prof Mariam Riaz Tarar.
The Ministry of Science has set up a committee headed by Dr Ata-ul-Rahman, the committee will coordinate research on the Corona vaccine and other related issues and will also receive support from research institutions globally. In addition, the Science Foundation is launching DATA Research to answer some important questions
وزارت سائنس نے ڈاکٹر عطاآلرحمنٰ کی سربراھی میں کمیٹی تشکیل دی ہے، یہ کمیٹی کرونا ویکسین اور اس سے متعلقہ دیگر امور پر ریسرچ coordinate کرے گی اور عالمی سطح پر ریسرچ اداروں کی معاونت بھی حاصل کرے گی۔ اس کے علاوہ سائنس فاونڈیشن DATA ریسرچ شروع کر رہی ہے کئ اہم سوالات کے جواب چاہئیں pic.twitter.com/35JmrXj1p9
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 24, 2020
The task force will also receive support from the research institutes around the world on the development of the coronavirus vaccine and will be reporting directly to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Reportedly, the Ministry of Science and Technology will also launch a Science Data Research Foundation to find out answers to important questions and to be able to do detailed research.
Where vaccines typically take years to develop, there has been a lot of speculation around the Coronavirus vaccine which experts say will at least take 12 months to be ready for public use.
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