In a report published by a website, Pakistan is ranked among the lowest in countries conducting minimum number of Covid-19 tests.
According to the website, www.worldometers.info, which maintains global data, Pakistan has carried out 39,136 tests per million population, with Indonesia being the only country having conducted fewer tests — 38,135 tests PMP.
In terms of the most tests per million population, Israel ranks on top with 1,273,050 tests, followed by the United Kingdom which has conducted 1,266,538 tests and the US is on the third position with 1,052,930 tests per million population.
Compared to Pakistan, India has conducted around four times more tests – 152,821 tests PMP, Turkey has carried out 381,953 tests; Iran, 124,687 and Iraq, 162,756 tests.
Similarly, the United Arab Emirates, which is ranked 49th in terms of the most number of cases, has conducted 2,978,906 tests and Denmark, 2,784,399 tests PMP despite being on the 58th position.
Also, Pakistan is going to hold the first international conference dedicated to Covid-19 vaccine in which principal investigating officers of various vaccines will share their research papers.