Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, has stated that Pakistan is on the verge of eradicating poliovirus.
He was speaking with a delegation of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Program, who had come to see him and briefed him on the results of the polio surveillance review.
“We should not lose this golden opportunity” the prime minister’s adviser remarked.
Pakistan has been working to eliminate the poliovirus since 1994, he added. “The government has significantly improved its polio monitoring and virus control using the finest method,” Faisal Sultan said.
Despite the coronavirus epidemic, Pakistan’s anti-polio programme has undertaken the most effective immunisation campaigns, he mentioned.
He praised the team for the excellent surveillance evaluation and stated that all resources are being used to achieve a Polio-free Pakistan.
Faisal Sultan previously stated on social media that just one instance of the virus was identified in Pakistan in 2021.
Earlier in October, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed Bill Gates on the efforts being made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and said that the number of polio cases in the country has come down significantly.
He said that only one case of polio has been reported in Pakistan so far this year but efforts are still being made to tackle polio and the government is committed to eradicate polio in the country.
Bill Gates praised the Prime Minister’s efforts in polio eradication efforts and assured him of continued programs and cooperation to eradicate polio.
The founder of Microsoft said that eradication of polio is very important to keep children safe and we will continue to work together for this.