KATHMANDU: This week, a video of some health workers struggling to carry a box of vaccines through the floods in Lete, Mustang’s trans-Himalayan district, went viral.
In a single day, the video went viral around the world and was shared by hundreds of celebrities on social media. Many people have reacted to the video after seeing a scene from Nepal, which is battling the second wave of COVID.
Dr. Tedros, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), couldn’t help but react to the video. On Twitter, he shared the video and praised Nepali health workers as heroes.
“This is the lengths to which health workers will go to save lives. Is it fair that these heroes have yet to be vaccinated in many places? It is both in our power and our responsibility to ensure #VaccinEquity! When, if not now, will it be?”
This is how far #healthworkers go to save lives. Is it fair that in many places these heroes have still not been vaccinated?
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) June 17, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) had previously urged large countries to provide Nepal with vaccines as soon as possible.