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'Govt blamed for wrong immunisation plan for children'

jaipur Updated: Sep 24, 2009 22:13 IST

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Taking up strong exception to medical care, the BJP on Thursday alleged that a recently issued an immunisation plan by Rajasthan Government for children was not only faulty, but also a threat to children who were immunised after September 15.

"In compliance to the Centre's "navjat sishu suraksha yojna", the state medical and health department has initiated the vaccination against measles first, then BCG immunisation drive, which is dangerous and may prove fatal, if precautions are not administered now," Dr SS Agarwal, party's national head of medical cell, told reporters in Jaipur.

A poster depicting vaccination and immunisation plan was released by the union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and state counterpart Durru Miyan at a five star hotel on September 15, he said, containing year wise plan for the post natal vaccination was erroneous and did not follow standards laid by the WHO and Indian Medical Council.

Timing and duration for measles and BCG have been reversed in the poster and its implementation by the health department in the state was evident from several camps it organised in parts of Rajasthan, he alleged.

Agarwal, who is also functionary of Jaipur Medical Association, demanded that the poster be withdrawn and the resignation of the state health minister be sought immediately by the Chief Minister.