By MB Oct 14, 2013
Eight infants died immediately after receiving the pentavalent vaccine in Kashmir. The pentavalent (5-in-1) vaccine is the pet project of Bill Gates’ GAVI organization, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. It combines hepatitis-B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Hib into one vaccine.
Two months ago the head of pediatrics at St. Stephens Hospital in New Delhi predicted ‘3125 children will die from vaccine adverse effects.’ related to this vaccine when he blasted it in the peer-reviewed Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.
Sadly, his forecast of the pentavalent vaccine killing children is coming true.
You won’t read about this in the Western mainstream media, which censors any mention of vaccine reactions or death and worships Bill Gates after receiving his financial support.
Vaccine colonialism is killing kids in the name of saving them. Gates’ GAVI organization stands at the center of this tragedy and is entirely responsible for perpetrating it.
5-member central team to probe 5 infant deaths in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Oct 13: A five-member union health ministry team has arrived here to assist investigations into the death of eight infants, allegedly after administration of Pentavalent vaccine, officials said.
The team of paediatricians, headed by Dr. N.K. Arora, arrived here Saturday on a three- day visit.
Dr. Muneer Masoodi of Srinagar’s G.B. Pant hospital said the team would assist investigations into the death of infants following administration of the vaccine given to protect infants from hepatitis-B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Hib (haemophilus influenzae type-b).
Eight infants died in Kashmir valley last week allegedly following administration of Pentavalent vaccine in various hospitals.
Masoodi said that the two infants died on October 10 after being given the vaccine. Six infants allegedly collapsed after the vaccination was administered to them in various district hospitals.
“The infants developed vomiting and severe allergic reaction which are very difficult to control after administration of Pentavalent vaccine,” he said.
The local doctors association has demanded a ban on Pentavalent vaccine in the state, but it can only be done through an order of the union health and family welfare department, said the doctor.
Pentavalent vaccine, also known as Easy-Five, is given to protect infants from hepatitis-B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Hib (haemophilus influenzae type-b).
Baldev Sharma, director family welfare Jammu and Kashmir said that since the launch of the Pentavalent vaccine in the state many vials of the vaccine had been administered to children for protection from these diseases, but no adverse reactions was reported till now.
The director said a detailed investigation has been ordered into these allegations and the probe would be completed within one week.
No decision could be taken on banning the vaccine till the completion of probe, said Sharma.
Affected families have been agitating following the death of the infants.
“I will not take my daughter for any vaccination unless the controversy is resolved,” said Bashir Ahmad, father of a two-year-old.
Official sources said the pentavalent vaccine was first introduced in December 2011 in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and later in Jammu and Kashmir, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Pondicherry and Karnataka.
Pentavalent vaccine was introduced to replace the traditional DPT vaccine administered to infants as protection against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.
According to a PIL filed in the Supreme Court against the use of the vaccine, the Pentavelent vaccine has been banned or was not being used in European countries, Japan, the UK, Canada, and the US.
The PIL also said that Pakistan, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka have stopped using the vaccine after reports of serious allergic reactions and even deaths.
“Five infants have died in the Kashmir last week and the team is ascertaining the cause of these deaths,” Taj Mohi-u-Din, minister for medical educations aid. He said the government is ascertaining the facts from the ground. “There are five infant deaths and we are ascertaining the cause. The central team is here but they are assisting us to reach out to the cause of deaths,” he added.
The minister informed hat Pentavalent vaccination is a government of India programme which is being implemented across the country and there are no reports of any adverse effects. “This vaccination programme is being implemented in the whole country and crores of children are being administered this vaccine. No adverse effects of this vaccination have been reported sofar.”
Taj said medical superintendent of G B Pant hospital had given an irresponsible statement wherein he had said that the two infant deaths that took place in the hospital on Thursday evening were due to Pentavalent vaccine administered to these babies.
“The medical superintendent gave his verdict before ascertaining the facts. The central team in coordination with state authorities is ascertaining the facts and as the report comes, we will know what led to the death of five infants in Valley. Unfortunately, some people are blowing this number (five infant deaths) out of proportion, which is not a fact. Pertinently, these deaths had sparked off massive protests against G B Pant hospital administration,” he said.
Although a detailed investigation has been ordered into these allegations, the central team has started surprise inspections across the Valley. The team visited Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Baramulla hospitals.