According to The News, officials in the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHS,R&C) have said that Pakistan plans to ask the World Health Organization (WHO) for vaccines to prevent monkeypox (mpox).

“During a National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) meeting held on Wednesday to discuss the monkeypox situation in the country, it was decided that WHO would be requested a sizeable quantity of vaccine to immunise healthcare providers and infectious diseases experts who would be on the frontline to deal with the confirmed and suspected cases of the infectious disease”, an official of the NHS, R&C said.

The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination on Tuesday confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country.



Monkeypox is a viral disease brought on by the monkeypox virus, a germ from the orthopox virus genus.

Humans can contract the monkey pox virus through coming into personal contact with an infected person, contaminated objects or infected animals.