SPC Chair expresses concern
By Thameenah Razeek
Chairman of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena, expressed concern about comments made in public by some who do not have proper knowledge on vaccination. Dr. Gunasena said at the weekly Media briefing held by the President’s Media Centre that vaccination of children is a sensitive matter in our society, and that doctors and the Media should behave responsibly.
The purpose of the Media briefing was to discuss the importance of vaccination for children as well as the challenges that may occur during the vaccination drive. Furthermore, he cautioned that if the Media spreads misinformation by quoting untrustworthy sources, the competent authorities in the health sector will refuse to comment or appear before the Media in the future.