A five-day national polio immunisation drive had initiated on January 11 to vaccinate over 40 million children under the age of five across the country.
But on January 12, a security officer was martyred in a gun attack on a polio team in Karak. According to the DPO, the polio team was unhurt in the attack but the officer providing security was shot dead. On the same day, people from Batwar had requested local authorities to provide them with internet services in exchange for their permission to administer polio drops to their children.
Now, by sharing a video of female polio workers walking in blankets of snow to deliver the vaccine to the children of Azad Kashmir, actor Farhan Saeed has highlighted the plight of these soldiers.
In a tweet, he lauded their dedication and hard work towards ridding the country of a virus which is nowhere to be found in the world anymore, but still lingers in the streets of every province of Pakistan and its neighbour, Afghanistan. “All heroes don’t wear capes, some wear yellow vest[s]," wrote Saeed.
The Suno Chanda actor's fans also praised the efforts of these women on his Twitter thread. "Really impressed by the efforts they were putting to save and protect little lives. Deserves huge appreciation and reward!" wrote a user. "God Bless Them," added another.
According to the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme, around 285,000 polio frontline workers were recruited to visit parents and caregivers at their doorsteps, adhering to strict coronavirus precautionary measures and protocols while vaccinating children.
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