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Health deptt lodges FIR against rumour monger
9/19/2018 9:59:10 PM
Early Times Report
Rajouri, Sept 19: On the directions from Dr Suresh Gupta, CMO Rajouri, Dr Iqbal Malik, Block Medical Officer, Kotranka has approached the police at Kotranka police station to lodge FIR against a person for allegedly spreading misinformation about MR vaccination campaign.
The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign will be launched in the State on September 23 while in Rajouri district it will be launched on September 24.
The accused has been identified as Zulfikar A. Choudhry, who in his Facebook posts has appealed to the people not to go for MR vaccination of their children as that will make them impotent.
"The repeated Facebook posts of Zulfikar have already dented the MR vaccination campaign launched by the Health Department" said a health department official.
"Even the department has witnessed decrease in the routine vaccinations of Measles and DPT at health centres due to this misinformation", informed Dr Mehmood.
The BMO vide his office letter No. BMOK/18-19/970-76 dt 19/9/18 has requested SHO, Kotranka to lodge case aginst Zulfikar for defaming the national programme of MR vaccination launched by the Government of India.
Manzoor Ahmed Kohli, SHO Kotranka (Kandi) when contacted said that he has not yet received the copy of the letter sent by BMO and can't comment about it.
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