In May 2020, there were 47 registered polio cases in Pakistan, and in the last year 2019, the number was 146.pakistan still didn’t control polio even most of the poor countries have 100% control over polio.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke to Bill Gates on the phone and said that the polio campaign as a national duty and Pakistan Army is cooperating in improving the security and efficiency of polio teams in the polio campaign.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said It is our duty to cooperate with the government.
According to ISPR, the telephone call was in the context of the ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in a conversation with Bill Gates, said that despite Coronavirus, the Pakistan Army is involved in the preparations of the government’s anti-polio campaign.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan Army had played a significant role in the health sector initiatives of the federal and provincial governments.
According to ISPR, the Chief of Army Staff said that the health workers were working in the polio campaign and also working on the front line against Coronavirus.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa while talking to Bill Gates reiterated his commitment to fully support any work for the betterment of Pakistan and the welfare of the people of Pakistan
General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked Bill Gates and his foundation for their role in eradicating the disease around the world, and According to DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, Bill Gates appreciated the role of Pakistan Army in polio campaign.