Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan’s success against COVID-19 despite resource constraints.
He was talking to Chairman National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar in Islamabad on Thursday.
Bill Gates also commended the excellent initiatives and measures taken for public health safety.
Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umar attributed the success to a true national response, executed through an effective communication campaign mechanism of the NCOC, which helped build trust of masses on national COVID response and positive behavioural change to follow Covid protocols as outlined by NCOC.
During the visit to NCOC, Bill Gates and his delegation were apprised about the NCOC role and methodology, achievements since start of pandemic, recent COVID-19 situation across Pakistan and various measures taken by NCOC to control disease spread and ensure public safety and well-being.
A comprehensive review of Pakistan’s efforts against COVID-19 was presented to the visiting delegation.
Bill Gates took keen interest on various initiatives by NCOC particularly smart lockdown and micro smart lockdown strategy enforcement measures, and Pakistan’s vaccine administration regime, which enabled NCOC to formulate and implement a comprehensive Covid response.
Bill Gates shared his views on COVID-19 particularly vaccination drive.
Asad Umar acknowledged efforts of Bill Gates and his foundation to support COVID-19 initiatives in Pakistan.
Source: Radio Pakistan