ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met with the polio workers, who continued the polio campaign in deep snow falling in hilly areas.
During the meeting, the prime minister has acknowledged the services of polio workers to rid the nation of this crippling disease.
In his tweet, the premier said polio worker Irfanullah, whose video is viral on social media,
is one of 260,000 heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in extreme weather conditions.
PM Khan also said Irfanullah
's viral video has left every individual with a sense of awe and pride. He said this dedication is what will enable us to achieve our goal of a polio free nation.
“Irfan is one of 260,000 heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in extreme weather conditions. His viral video has left every individual with a sense of awe & pride. This dedication is what will enable us to achieve our goal of a polio free nation #SalamPolioWorker,” Imran Khan tweeted.
Pakistani Polio workers hailed as heroes for continuing work during snow
Earlier Jan28, Pakistani polio workers have been hailed a “hero” by social media after a video of them treading through the heaps of snow during a frigid weather went viral.
A viral video showed that polio workers making their ways through the piles of snow in the harsh, cold winter to vaccinate a newborn in their fight to eradicate the epidemic from the country. The viral video is highlighting the dedication and absolute will of the polio workers to make the country altogether polio free.
The video has come across where it can be seen that a brave polio worker is seen walking through inches of snow towards his destination with a box on one of his arm. The walk is difficult for him – but it’s his courage and commitment for his profession which is perhaps taking him forward.
After watching viral video, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan praised the commitment of polio workers by adding a picture on their twitter account with caption:
“Pakistan s polio workers travel long distances to make sure that every child is protected from polio, no matter where they live in Pakistan.”