Via Ceasar M Morandarte
Our questions, why?
By: R. Villaraza
1. it’s a new vaccine and never been tested yet on patients. so we have Filipinos as guinea pigs or lab rats. why buy 3.5 Billion? let me repeat that …billions not millions and we have put thousands of children at risk.
2. Why do we have to buy 3.5 Billion worth of dengue vaccine? We have other sickness to take care of like malnutrition, pneumonia, hepatitis, measles etc. Thousands of children are dying of malnutrition. we can always allocate a certain amount but not 3.5 Billion which we all know and not stupid enough not to know where the money goes. that amount should be investigated.
3. Dengue is not a plague it’s a concern yes, but can be treated by our hospitals who have all the facilities to take care of those infected. Again why 3.5 Billion?
4. On the DOH level we have datas and number of cases type of illnesses, and diseases thus indicating what are those prevalent and not. To make it simple…if you have one thousand cases of dengue in a year would you procure 3.5 Billion worth of vaccines?
Read the full news below:
ILOILO CITY – Former Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin on Monday broke her silence on the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
Apologizing for being “incommunicado for the past two days” due to her ailing father, Garin, a former representative of Iloilo’s first congressional district, welcomed the investigation that will be conducted by the Senate and Department of Justice.
But she pointed out that the vaccination program plan started even before her stint at the Department of Health (DOH).
“I will answer all questions at the right time and in the appropriate forum. I will also await clarity from DOH and (World Health Organization) as they are the authorities on this,” she said in a statement.
Garin said the program was implemented in accordance with WHO guidance and recommendations.
“Even before the official release of the (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts), there were ongoing meetings and consultations between experts, WHO and DOH technical officials,” she said.
“We fully cooperated and consulted with WHO prior to the implementation of this program. With the desire to resolve this deadly virus, the Department started the vaccination program which has until now been seen to be strongly beneficial to 9 out of 10 Filipinos,” she said.
“In the event that there will be authorities who will point culpability to me, I am ready to face the consequences. For the meantime, may I request your understanding of my decision to be with my father in his last few breaths. After settling this personal matter, I will be at your disposal,” Garin said.
Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/949758/garin-says-vaccination-program-started-even-before-her-doh-stint#ixzz50iewHmjz
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