Efforts of Nepal's health workers lauded


Director General of World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has admired the efforts of Nepali health workers after a video on social media showing them transporting COVID-19 vaccines in a flooded river in the mountainous district of Mustang went viral.

Retweeting a video posted by a user @srp_dr31, Director General Tedros said, "This is how far health workers go to save lives." Further raising questions about many health workers still deprived of vaccination, he wrote, "Is it fair that in many places these heroes have still not been vaccinated ?" Tedros further raised the issue of equitable distribution of the vaccine. "It is our duty to do everything we can to ensure equitable delivery of vaccines, and the power lies within us," he said.