Friday, April 27, 2012

Vaccines: To Ms Pratibha Patil, Hon'ble President of India.


To
Ms Pratibha Patil,
Hon'ble President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi.
 
Dt: 24.05.08
 
Most Respected Madam,
 
Namaskar. Recently I was in Delhi and sought to meet you. But I was informed that you were out of station and that I needed a prior appointment. If you kindly allow me I would like to meet you and apprise you of the grave threat being posed to the infants of india in the garb of vaccinations.
 
I am enclosing a news item from The New Indian Express, THURSDAY April 24, 2008. This is about  IAP, Orissa Chapter, apprising the CM, Orissa about the urgent need to overhaul the vaccination programme and seeking to curb the practice of private practitioners vaccinating infants at their clinics, nursing homes and hospices. 
 
I am marking this to the Central Office, IAP, so that a central circular can be issued barring private practitioners from recklessly administering vaccines. However I am not optimistic, as despite this news and the letter to the CM, the frontline officials of the IAP converged at Bhubaneswar recently to launch the highly controversial Hib vaccine. The study leading to this vaccines introduction into the subcontinent has been punched full of holes by senior doctors of the IMA. I cannot but criticise the extremely callous attitude of IAP for putting the lives of children at risk; children they ought to protect. Unless this body can detach itself from the drug & vaccine manufacturers, the children of India will continue to suffer.
 
Instead of just ensuring an immunisation policy we demand that the entire immunisation programme be stopped immediately and a public debate initiated on the matter, in public interest, and keeping in view the health of the future generation of this country.
 
It is made out that all is hunky dory with the State sponsored immunisation drive, but we raise the following questions;
 
1. The BCG vaccine has been proved ineffective in one of the largest studies conducted in India. It was clearly found that there was no difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated population in contacting tuberculosis. How can an ineffective vaccine be continued to be forced onto infants?
 
2. How can the Govt still give the DPT despite studies pointing out severe toxicity of the pertussis part?
 
3. The performance of the Oral Polio Vaccine is today an open secret. Why should this monstrosity continue despite tens of thousands of cases of vaccine attributed cases of paralysis being reported every year? This vaccine has been banned in the developed countries.
 
4. Senior Health Workers opine that the measles vaccines invariably causes complications and should be stopped.
 
5. How can the Hep-B vaccine, against a disease caused by sexual misconduct, be given to infants? According to vaccine researchers, this vaccine was initially targeted at the gay and the promiscuous but as this population cold shouldered this vaccine it was let loose on infants. How can this vaccine be included in the UIP and be given at zero hour to infants?
 
As per the last census only 28% of the children in Orissa were immunised under the UIP. We did not see any serious outbreaks as doctors routinely warn of to subjugate parents to vaccinate their children. Has the nature of disease changed? How can we know unless the vaccination programme is stopped and a proper study conducted?
 
We also reiterate our demands of;
 
1. Stopping all mercury filled vaccines WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. We do not know why this is not being done despite our writing to the authorities for many years now and despite the US based CDC conceding that the mercury compound Thiomersal in vaccines can cause autism and phasing it out of nearly all vaccines in the USA. Are our children expendable?
2. Taking aluminum, formaldehyde, anti-fridge, other toxins, contaminated serum, live viruses and genetically modified viruses out of vaccines.
3. Conducting studies on the toxicity of vaccine ingredients singly and in combination. For example, mercury toxicity in vaccines is increased 10 to 100 fold by the aluminum salts present in vaccines.
4. Studying the effect of multiple vaccines.
5. As per senior doctors in India, "Infants suffer only 1% of vaccine preventable diseases but 99% of the vaccines are directed at them," (Reported in TOI). Why should this happen? Why should infants with immature immune systems and underdeveloped livers and kidneys be vaccinated with vaccines containing heavy metals, deadly neurotoxins, untested antibiotics, carcinogens, contaminated serum, multiple live viruses and genetically modified viruses?
6. Conducting long term scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
7. It has been scientifically observed over 70 years ago, that humoral immunity is not enough, cellular immunity is an important component of the immune system. THIS SCIENTIFIC FINDING MAKES VACCINES OBSOLETE, WHY SHOULD THIS FRAUD BE CONTINUED TO BE COMMITTED ON CHILDREN?
8. Informed consent is a must. Every parent should know all the probable side effects of vaccines and their written consent obtained before vaccinating children. AS PER A SUPREME COURT DIRECTIVE RELATING TO A CASE OF CARDIAC SURGERY NO MAJOR MEDICAL PROCEDURE CAN BE PERFORMED WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT. IS NOT INJECTING STUDIED POISONS INTO INFANTS AT LEVELS FAR EXCEEDING ALL LIMITS A HIGHLY DANGEROUS MASS MEDICAL PROCEDURE?
9. A protocol for treating vaccine adverse effects should be in place. HOW CAN VACCINES BE DELIVERED WITHOUT DOCTORS KNOWING WHAT PROTOCOL TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF ADVERSE EVENTS? Why should parents have to run from hospital to hospital with their sick children once adverse events occur? Where does the tremendous enthusiasm to vaccinate infants disappear when children fall sick after taking vaccines?
10. There should be a doctor present in all vaccine camps who should issue an warranty of vaccine safety & efficacy to all vaccine recipients.
11. In the USA it is routine for compensation worth millions of dollars to be paid to vaccine damage victims. In India we demand a compensation of Rs. 1 crore and free treatment and rehabilitation of the victim. No one can be allowed to go scot free after damaging a healthy child for life.
12. A vaccine damage reporting system and a database should be set up and be open to public scrutiny.
13. Because vaccine research is a now a Pentagon supervised subject in the USA we would request our Government to please inform us what steps are being taken to protect our children from bioterrorism agents.
14. As vaccines have already been covertly tested to make populations sterile all vaccine batches should be tested for birth control hormones.
15. Making an immediate detailed survey of all children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder in India, giving them disability status, and arranging for their free treatment including free travel and accomodation to at least two attendants to wherever they are taken for treatment. The issue of compensation for these vaccine victims as well as those paralysed by the OPV should be awarded top priority.
16. All celebrities endorsing vaccines and publicising them should be penalised with steep fines and the money utilised to treat and rehabilitate the vaccine victims.
 
Without these demands being met no civillised country can allow mass vaccines on its unsuspecting population. If the vaccinations are continued without these conditions being met IN FULL we have no other go but TO SEEK A COMPLETE BAN ON VACCINES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. 
 
KINDLY ALSO LET ME KNOW HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CONTINUE WRITING TILL STEPS ARE TAKEN TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY? WHAT HAVE WE BEEN REDUCED TO?
 
 
Yours faithfully,
Jagannath Chatterjee,
Bhubaneswar,
Orissa.
 
encl: News Report - Letter of IAP to CM, Orissa.
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    (I could not find this on the net)

    UNAUTHORISED PRACTICE
    PAEDIATRICS: OVERHAUL STATE VACCINATION PROGRAMME
    "More than 98% private health care facilities do not have the mandatory ice-line refridgerators to store vaccines"

    Bibhuti Barik : ENS
    Bhubaneswar, April 23.

    ABSENCE of a proper mechanism to prevent vaccination by unauthorised agencies inoculating ineffective vaccines could cost the State dear in the near future.

    With the lack of awareness and training even the paramedics at many Government-run vaccination centres are making the whole process ineffective as they are not adhering to the prescribed guidelines.

    Calling for a total overhaul of the life saving vaccination programme, the local branch of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) in a letter to the Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik  has urged the Government to adopt a State Policy for Immunisation for both routine and optional vaccines.

    According to IAP Khurda branch secretary Dr Arabinda Mohanty, more than 98% of the private health care facilities, including nursing homes and clinics, do not have the mandatory ice-line refrigerators (ILR) to maintain the cold chain. Instead, they use(sic) to dump these vaccines in the "domestic fridges" where the usual temparature is 16-18 degree Celsius but the required level with ILR is 2-8 degree.
          Speaking to this paper, Dr Mohanty said, "routine vaccines like the BCG, polio, DPT and measles are sold at high price though they are available at government facilities with best cold chain. But here comes the private players though they never bother to maintain the cold chain from manufacturing site to the consumer and ultimately the user suffers.

Vaccine coverage, outcome, complications, are never reported to the State Government and this ultimately gives low credit on immunisation to the State, the letter alleged.

"The recent arrest of a fake NGO functionary in the State, which was involved in providing ineffective and fake vaccines, could be an isolated case but many are still not coming to the limelight," Dr Mohanty said.

Contacted, Deputy Director, Maternal Child Health Dr R K Nath said CDMOs of all districts are instructed not to cooperate with unauthorised organisations for vaccination adding(sic), in near future all routine vaccines would be equipped with vaccine vial monitor to know their efficacy. Director, Family Welfare Dr Srinibas Nayak said the Government is strictly adhering to the Central guidelines on cold chain. However there is no report available on monitoring private facilities.

Secretary, State Council for Child Welfare, Sanjukta Mohanty said a proper immunisation policy is needed to check infant mortality rate and to punish unethical practitioners.
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