NEW DELHI: Controversy erupted over the recent decision of the Punjab government to launch an HPV vaccine against cervical cancer in government hospitals, as the economic health assessment, based on which the initiative was initiated, is now it is questioned as "deceptive" and fallacious. "
The dispute, although limited to Punjab today, assumes national importance since most private gynecologists across the country prescribe vaccination for all adolescents before they become sexually active.
The Punjab government recently launched the vaccine with the support of the World Health Organization, based on an evaluation carried out by nine researchers from the Graduate Institute, Chandigarh.
Jacob Puliyel, member Senior of the National Technical Council The Council, in an article published in the prestigious journal Cancer, however, has said that the evaluation of the The IGP's authors were totally wrong, since they erroneously assumed that mortality in cervical cancer was 98 to 99%. "This falsely exaggerated the benefit of vaccination," says the document.
The document states that the authors not only present a defective model but "also distort the science published by others".
This is the vaccine that was associated with the death of tribal girls in Andhra Pradesh in 2010, in a clinical trial conducted without their consent by PATH of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
May cause death, says SJM
Meanwhile, RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has signaled with red any plan to introduce the vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Indian Council of Medical Research.
SJM argued that the HPV vaccine could lead to an unmitigated tragedy. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SJM has claimed that the "unethical" judgments of the vaccine were allegedly the cause of many deaths of tribal children in Andhra Pradesh.