KOZHIKODE: Indian Medical Association (IMA) is for a three-pronged strategy to expose those campaigning against modern medicine through false propaganda and misleading public against government programmes like vaccination.
The decision came in the wake of the heated campaign against vaccination in Malappuram, led by ‘naturopath’ Jacob Vadakkanchery and a few homeo doctors with the backing of religious fundamentalists.
“Firstly, the state government will be approached with the entire gamut of false propaganda. Secondly, PIL will be filed in the court and finally, a state-wide campaign would be carried out to expose these vicious elements,” IMA state secretary Dr A.V. Jayakrishnan said.
Responding to the fierce anti-vaccination campaign in Malappuram, he lamented that preventing such un-scientific campaign was not the government’s priority.
“Mr Vadakkanchery is neither a doctor nor a scientist. What is his qualification to educate the public over medical treatment? These types of persons could be arrested under the sections of Public Health Act,” he said.
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