Sunday, April 27, 2008

Give 'Measles Vaccination Programme' a Break...Puducherry Govt New Words

On Friday April 25, 2008, The Puducherry Government has suspended the measles vaccination programme in the Union Territory for the next 2 weeks.

Heart-breaking news of four infants death due to the the vaccine shots in neighbouring Tamil Nadu made Govt to take this step as a precautionary measure.

This unbelievable and careless lead disaster incident happened in Katchur Primary Health Centre in Poondi Panchayat union of Tiruvallur District.

Health Minister E Valsaraj announced this in response to a mention by AIADMK member A Anbalagan in the territorial assembly. He also added "We have been getting our supplies from Serum Institute of India, Pune. However, the samples of the vials with the health department here had been sent for tests".

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