Muslims participation not up to mark
MINORITY COMMUNITY members are hesitating to bring their children for vaccination at anti-Japanese Encephalitis (JE) centres. The health team deployed to carry out the vaccination drive revealed it before MLC Dr YD Singh when he was making an on-the-spot inspection of various booths in the city.
As he reached a booth at Mahewa, the health officials lamented that the people, belonging to the minority community, were not arriving at the booth.
Municipal Corporation health officer Dr Dabir Khan said that he had persuaded the people of minority community to come to the booths and participate in mass vaccination and admitted that the response of the people of minority community was a problem for health officials.
Later, Dr YD Singh contacted Dr Aziz Ahmad, Dr Khalid Abbasi, Dr Safiurrehman, Dr RN Singh, Dr SIB Rizvi to come forward to mobilise minority community members for vaccination. It was decided that on May 22 all the minority community doctors would camp in minority dominated areas for anti-JE vaccination.