Anti-life vaccination

Published: March 6, 2018
SHARES
Email

HYDERABAD: A recent news story in a national daily reported the death of three children in Nawabshah district of Sindh after they were administered anti-measles vaccine by a lady health worker, who apparently, while ignoring the necessary directives of vaccination injected the dose to the children. The incident is certainly not the first of its kind in the country, where a vaccine to protect against a deadly disease itself becomes the cause of death.

Such happenings are likely to have two effects: on the one hand, parents might become even more skeptical of health drives conducted by government health departments while on the other, it puts the competence of public health workers and their skill and knowledge about the job under question. These need to be sorted before carrying out any such drives.

Muhammad Azam

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2018.

Like Opinion & Editorial on Facebook, follow @ETOpEd on Twitter to receive all updates on all our daily pieces.

Facebook Conversations

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Letters