Polio workers walking over snow as tractors are busy in clearing the road: Photo provided by the EOC

Syed Ali Shah: 

QUETTA: Amidst the snow-covered peaks of Ziarat, Kan Mehtarzai, and Toba Kakarai in Balochistan, a group of unsung heroes emerged, defying the harshest of conditions and security challenges. Despite the daunting weather and treacherous terrain, these remarkable women stepped forward with unwavering determination and compassion to carry out a crucial mission: administering polio drops to children under the age of five.

Story Of Resilience And Dedication

As the anti-polio campaign commenced on a frosty Monday morning, these female polio workers embarked on a journey that exemplified resilience and dedication. Battling against the biting cold and navigating through rugged mountains, they trekked miles to reach remote villages where access to healthcare remains a challenge.

For these women, the mission transcended mere duty; it was a testament to their commitment to safeguarding the health and future of the nation’s children. With each step they took, they brought hope and protection to the most vulnerable members of society, ensuring that no child would fall victim to the debilitating effects of polio.

Parents Welcomed These Dedicated Women

Their efforts did not go unnoticed. Communities marveled at the determination of these brave women, whose presence brought warmth even in the coldest of climates. Parents welcomed them with open arms, recognizing the vital role they played in securing a polio-free future for their children.

In the face of adversity, these female polio workers stood as beacons of hope, reminding us all of the power of compassion and the indomitable spirit of humanity. Their story serves as an inspiration to us all, urging us to persevere in the pursuit of a healthier, brighter tomorrow.

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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.