Dr. Faisal Sultan, The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services has said that Pakistan is nearing to eradicate the Polio.
The SAPM on Health said this while talking with a delegation of Pakistan Polio Eradication Program which called on him and briefed him about details of the polio surveillance review.
Dr. Faisal Sultan said that “We should not lose this golden opportunity,” added that Pakistan is engaged in efforts to eradicate the polio virus since 1994.
The PM’s aide also said that “The Pakistan has extremely improved its polio surveillance and controlled the virus with a best strategy,”
He further added that “Despite COVID-19 pandemic Pakistan’s anti-polio program has launched best vaccination drives,”
Dr. Faisal Sultan thanked the team for the best surveillance review adding that all resources are being utilized for a Polio Free Pakistan.
It must be noted that in an earlier statement on social media Faisal Sultan said that only one case of the virus detected in Pakistan in 2021.
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