Government has launched the first-ever WhatsApp polio helpline. Babar Bin Atta the PM’s focal person on Polio on Monday made the announcement of launching the first-ever WhatsApp polio helpline.
The helpline would provide ease to people in terms that they would be able to ask questions regarding the polio program, they could also lodge complaints and report in case of missed children on an anti-polio drive in any part of the nation.
Babar Bin Atta tweeted about the launch of the WhatsApp polio helpline.
Another First Ever by Pakistan Polio Programme. 24/7 WhatsApp Polio Helpline. Any question ? Missed children ? Misconceptions? Complaints ? We are at your service with just a simple WhatsApp message. 0346 – 7776546. pic.twitter.com/aFC2ombPZa
— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) September 2, 2019
After an hour of the announcement, he tweeted again and asked the public to use the helpline to send their queries in WhatsApp text message instead of calling on it.
Digitizing the polio eradication campaign can help the government fight effectively with the propaganda against the Polio vaccine. Since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has come into power, they have been following the latest technology trends to reach out to the public which has helped those countries to have a strong connection with them.
Lately the government of Pakistan has been doing great work to end polio in the country. Babar Atta did great work as he just completed anti-polio campaign in 46 districts. He took serious action on propaganda against the polio vaccinations and in that context, he also asked Facebook to remove anti-polio vaccine content from a social networking site.
Pakistan will have to take more serious steps to end polio as it is one of the only two countries in the world beside Pakistan where polio virus still exists. The whole world is looking towards Pakistan and the action govt is taking to deal with this ever-growing issue. Bill Gates has shown his desire to meet Prime minister in the next UN general assembly meeting which is going to happen this month.