February 25, 2015
Vivek Gupta speaks on outbreak of H1N1 Seasonal Influenza (Swine Flu) | Transcript
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Mohodaya, aap ke madhyam se kuch clarifications mangunga. Yeh joh pehla case dohrana chahunga, ki mere jo mitra Naresh Agarwal ne report kiya tha. Ki vaccine ke clarification mein likha tha ki woh teen-chaar hafte baad asar karta hain, toh aapka pehla case kab detect hua tha aur pehla vaccine ka prayog kiya tha aur kya research and development hua hain, kyunki aapne apne statement mein kaha hain ki yeh sirf ek saal hi effective rehti hain. Yeh kya koi immunisation mein nahi laya jaa sakta jise ki vaccine ko zyada effective banaya ja sake?
Sir, aapne yahan likha hai ki 60,000 tenders yahan jama kiye hain. Yeh 60,000 ke number ke piche koi logic hain? Yeh zyada ya kam huyi nahi hain? Hamari desh ki itni abadi hain, jin states mein yeh phael raha hain aur phael sakta hain, toh yeh 60,000 ka aankra kyun hain?
Mahodaya, anth mein main yehi kehna chahunga ki hamare yeh Bengal me panch maute, jo woh bhi bahut zyada hain, uska yah karan hain ki humare yaha ka hospital, BC Roy mein exclusive isolated ward and units banaya gaya hain iske ilaaj ke liye.
Aap chahe toh yeh model desh ke dusre pradesho ke saath share karein, joh dusre pradesho mein accha ho raha hain woh hamare pradesh mein share karein. Ta ki ek bhi maut bachaya jaa sake.
Sir, through you I would like to request for some clarifications from the Hon’ble Minister. I would like to mention what my friend Naresh Agarwal has asked, when the first case was reported, because in your clarification regarding the vaccine you stated that it takes three to four weeks to have an effect. So when was the first case detected and when did you start administering the first vaccine? And what research and development has taken place? Because you have mentioned in your statement, the vaccine stays effective only for a year. Cannot this vaccination be brought under the immunisation programme? Or some research and development be done to make the vaccine more effective?
Sir, you have written here that you have brought out tenders for 60,000 units of vaccine. Sir, is there any logic or reason for this number? Why only 60,000, neither more nor less, when we have such a huge population and when this can spread to so many states and affect many more? So why is this figure 60,000?
At the end, I would only like to say that in our state, West Bengal, we have had five deaths, which is still a huge number. The reason for this low number though, is that an isolated ward has been set up for the exclusive treatment of this disease at BC Roy Hospital. If you want, this model can be shared with other states and good models that are there in other states can be shared with us, so every single patient can be saved.