Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday said that the authorities should take strict action against the rumour mongers on polio vaccine due to which huge panic and apprehensions were created among the people on Sunday. President, G M Mir while talking to KNS said authorities must take strict action against those persons who spread such terrible rumors. “DAK will monitor the progress of the case and will like to appeal the person/s involved in it must be dealt with strictly so that no one could dare again to spread rumors in future,” he said. Mir said the doctors in the Valley’s hospitals played exemplary role and tackled the huge rush of patients with professionalism. “I appreciate doctor’s work for doing tremendous job on Sunday evening when whole valley was panicked due to rumours of infant deaths due to polio immunization,” Mir said. Terming the polio vaccination as vital for infants to curb polio disease, the DAK president said parents should not stop their children from polio vaccination and should not pay heed to any rumors against the vaccine in future.” Condemning vandalisation of hospitals and thrashing of medicos by people on Sunday during the panic, Mir said, “As a society, we all should behave as responsible citizens and should keep patience during such situations and should listen and trust the doctors during these occasions,” he said. “We should never overreact in these situations,” he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch