Imran Khan greets Swat's heroic polio workers' team at PM House

Published: January 30, 2019
.PHOTO: TWITTER/(@PTIofficial)

.PHOTO: TWITTER/(@PTIofficial)

Prime Minister Imran Khan met on Wednesday polio workers who rose to fame after braving Swat’s snowy mountains to immunise children.

On January 28, a video of a polio team, trudging through deep snow in the country’s northern areas went viral.

Focal person to PM on Polio Eradication Babar bin Atta and Health Minister Amir Kiyani were also present in the meeting held at the PM House.

A strategy to eliminate the debilitating disease was discussed in the meeting.

The polio eradication campaign in Pakistan has faced many challenges, from the refusal of parents to administer the drops to attacks on polio teams by militants.

A countrywide polio immunisation campaign commenced last week during which about 39 million children under the age of five were administered anti-polio drops.

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