Purchase of 30m covid vaccine doses secured: President Raisi

President Ebrahim Raisi said that Iran has secured buying 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, adding that the number of pharmacies offering COVID-19 related medicine has increased to avoid crowd.

On the wake of the big surge in the coronavirus spread in Iran, the President called on all governmental and non-governmental sectors, entities, figures and all Iranians to work together to contain the deadly virus.

He also directed the Plan and Budget Organization to prioritize payment of the deferred wages of health workers and use the staff of medical universities, Red Crescent Society, Armed Forces and volunteer forces to repair and boost the health system.

Noting that the intensified coronavirus spread situation could be controlled by administering 60 million doses of vaccine, Raisi stressed the purchase of 30 million doses has been so far secured.

The President called upon governmental bodies to design mechanisms to reduce in-person referrals.