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Whistleblower Pediatrician Suspended from IAP post


Whistleblower Pediatrician Suspended from IAP post

Bengaluru: Pediatrician Dr Vipin Vashishtha is reported to have been suspended from the advisory committee of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, the leading association of Pediatricians in the country. The doctor has also approached the police to seek its help against the alleged manhandling that was done at the recent annual conference

TOI reports that on December 17th, 2016, the so-called whisteblower, wrote an open letter to all 24,000 members of the association alleging that the latest immunization guidelines are being tweaked in order to favor certain vaccine manufacturers. The doctor has alleged that as a result of this, he has been removed from the IAP’s Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation Practices as well as was manhandled at PEDICON 2017,  IAP’s 54th annual conference

“They were upset that I exposed their wrong doings. They were trying to debar me from the general body meeting on Friday. I told them to give me a chance to explain but they did not heed my request, and also manhandled me. I was then forced to approach the police,” Vashishtha told TOI .

When contacted by the daily, Dr Karunakar, the event’s chief organizing secretary confirmed Vashishtha’s suspension from the executive board. “I don’t want to comment further,” he said.

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Corruption lies in families and each corrupt support another corrupt. Those who believes in god are more likely to be corrupt. As they believes there is a imaginary godfather to forgive them.

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    Komaralingam Balakrishnan January 24, 2017, 1:37 pm

    There should be an open enquiry on this matter instead of hush-hushing the matter. Nowadays, there is a strong allegation against doctors that we tend to be a pharma driven community!

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    Sharadkumar Pai Raikar January 24, 2017, 10:49 am

    Association\’s matter should be an internal matter and to be dealt with transparency, democracy gives chance to every member for expressing his/her view in benefit of association. Office bearers should have acted responsibly to tackle the issue.

  4. There is govt schedule but it gives free. It can have paid vaccines too. Govt should say what are essential vaccines free or paid and what are iin pipeline.

  5. His allegations are serious and need to be investigated for veracity. Its very good that this issue is being brought out in the media. Its time to clean the profession from within, or else prepare for others to clean us up.