Madhya Pradesh government will vaccinate around 5,000 Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community living in Indore, an official said on June 13.
The decision was made after the representatives of the Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community requested the administration for anti- coronavirus inoculation, District Immunization Officer Dr Praveen Jadia told the media.
“This demand has been accepted following the state government’s approval. These Pakistani refugees will now be able to receive anti-coronavirus jabs at the city’s vaccination centres by showing their passport as the identity card,” he said.
Mr Jadia estimated that about 5,000 Pakistani refugees are living in Indore and most of them are settled in the city’s Sindhi Colony area.
“We are administering anti-COVID 19 doses to all adults on humanitarian grounds. Last month, we had vaccinated a Dutch citizen who had come to Indore for some work,” he recalled.
Meanwhile, a total of 274 new Covid-19 cases were reported on June 13, taking the tally of cases reported so far in the state to 7,88,183.