KARACHI: A Sindh vaccinator convention was held in Sukkur on Monday to honour the work of front line workers of polio in Sindh and to motivate them and appreciate their work.
The event was held in the IBA auditorium Sukkur and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was the chief guest of this event and was joined by Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari. Secretary Health Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, Azra Pechuho, Dr Mohammad Usman Chachar, Aziz Memon and others.
On this occasion, Aseefa Bhutto said “It gives me immense pleasure to be in this gathering which gives us a chance to appreciate the work of frontline workers in our fight against polio. I see a lot of talent in this room and I am sure the day is not far when no child will have to suffer from disability because of a vaccine preventable disease.”
She further said “For me, there can be no occasion more significant than this where people who go out in the field, those who tirelessly go and vaccinate door to door are present …it is these people who contribute towards saving our children from the scourge of polio and towards giving them a better, brighter future. Pakistan has come a long way in polio eradication from more than 300 cases last year to 49 this year. Every parent must give their children two drops of the polio vaccine to make Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s dream of a polio free Pakistan and reality.”
Secretary Health Sindh Dr Saeed Mangnejo appreciated the fact that whatever the conditions may be, front line workers continue with their jobs. He said that many of them have also lost their lives in the line of duty but continue to do their work.
Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre( EOC) Sindh Dr Mohammad Usman Chachar on the occasion said that since the establishment of the ECO centre e for polio, coordination of all stakeholders involved in polio eradication has become better, we hope the day is not far that we see Pakistan as polio free.
Chairperson EOC Sindh, Azra Fazal Pechuho gave a special tribute to the lady health workers present here and frontline workers present in the room. She thanked IBA and Commissioner Sukkur for hosting this event.
At the end, Aseefa Bhutto handed out certificates of appreciation to the front line workers for polio from Sukkur and Larkana Division to appreciate their work.