PAKISTAN NEWS: Bajwa, Chief of Defense Forces Bill Gates discusses COVID-19, polio situation in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistani Military Commander Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chairman Bill Gates on Thursday evening in response to Pakistan’s COVID-19 and the resumption of the country’s polio campaign, reports Geo News.

According to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS Bajwa and Bill Gates discussed the response to COVID-19 of Pakistan.

At the summit, Bill Gates thanked the Pakistan Army for “supporting the national polio protection campaign and ensuring the proper and effective detection of polio campaigns this year.”

COAS Bajwa said the successful fight against COVID-19 and polio “is a national cause and a national effort,” adding that he will only see that this work is successful when every Pakistani child is safe from poliovirus.

“Debts go to low-income people, including mobile teams, Law Enforcing Agencies and health representatives,” said Gen Bajwa.

While appreciating Pakistan’s efforts to secure a polio vaccine campaign despite the impending threat of coronavirus, Bill Gates said his base would continue to work with Pakistan ‘to make progress in eradicating polio in Pakistan and improving the health of all children,’ the statement read.

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