ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called for collective efforts to eradicate polio from the Country.
Chairing a meeting of the National Task Force on Polio Eradication in Islamabad on Wednesday, he assured that the federal government would extend every possible assistance and cooperation in this regard.
Sad to know that polio has resurged again in North Waziristan.
“With Unity of thought& action, grit&commitment loop holes must be plugged in areas facing the problems without any delay to eradicate Polio from Pakistan.”Prime Minister charing the National Polio Task Force meeting pic.twitter.com/8rGnYAPOFh
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) May 18, 2022
Shahbaz Sharif voiced his concerns over the detection of recent polio cases in the Country.
The prime minister said that all the stakeholders including federal departments, provincial governments and international organizations have rendered valuable services for eradication of polio from the Country.
The prime minister thanked international organizations including World Health Organization (WHO) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for extending technical and financial support to Pakistan’s anti polio campaign.
The meeting was informed that three polio cases were reported in North Waziristan during the months of April and May 2022.
It was informed that 25 districts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are at high risk regarding the spread of polio virus.
No polio case was reported in the period between February 2021 and March 2022.
The Prime minister directed the provincial governments to fully focus on the anti-polio campaign.
Shahbaz Sharif said that there is a dire need that all the stakeholders work with renewed spirit and passion for eradication of the virus.