Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Tuesday, to discuss the latest situation on COVID-19 response and resumption of Polio vaccination campaigns in Pakistan.
During the telephonic conversation, the Prime Minister apprised Mr. Bill Gates about improved Covid-19 situation in Pakistan with considerable reduction in new cases and the fatality rate.
The Prime Minister shared that the “smart lockdowns” policy of the government has proven to be very effective.
He said timely and prudent interventions enabled the government to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on health and economy had successfully averted a larger catastrophe.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the Gates Foundation’s continued support to Pakistan which includes COVID-19 response.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed Polio eradication as a key priority of the government.
Both the Prime Minister and Mr. Gates agreed to enhance the program to ensure vaccination for all children, including in the remote areas.