Two dedicated female polio workers in Ziarat Balochistan engaged in provision of anti polio drops to children under the age of five yerars. Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: In a remarkable display of dedication and resilience, female polio workers in the regions of Ziarat, Kan Mehtarzai, and Toba Kakarai in Balochistan have been undeterred by the chilly weather as they persistently provide life-saving polio drops to children under the age of five. Videos capturing these unsung heroes navigating snow-covered rugged mountains and deserts have gone viral across social media platforms, shining a spotlight on their commitment to public health.

Unyielding Commitment: Brave Female Polio Workers Overcome Weather Challenges to Reach Remote Children

Despite the adverse weather conditions, these female polio workers, clad in heavy winter gear, can be seen traversing challenging terrains to reach remote areas where children need polio vaccinations. Their dedication and determination underscore the importance of the ongoing polio eradication efforts in the region.

The viral videos not only highlight the physical challenges these workers face but also emphasize the critical role they play in ensuring the health and well-being of the youngest members of the community. The images depict the harsh realities of the environment, with snow-covered landscapes and rugged paths, but they also capture the indomitable spirit of the female polio workers who remain unwavering in their commitment to the cause.

Communities Celebrate Unsung Heroes: Praise for Balochistan’s Dedicated Female Polio Workers Resonates Online

Communities and netizens alike have praised these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts, acknowledging the significance of their work in the ongoing battle against polio. Their determination to carry out immunization campaigns, even in the face of adverse weather conditions, is a testament to their dedication and the broader collective goal of creating a polio-free future.

As the videos circulate widely on social media, they serve as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary efforts made by these female polio workers in Balochistan, garnering well-deserved recognition and appreciation from all corners.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.