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Good article

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:14 GMT

Author: Bipin Kumar
Position: Dr
Institution: Ranchi
E-mail: drbipinkumar@gmail.com
Submitted Date: September 18, 2007
Published Date: September 19, 2007
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I am new to the world of journal article reading and readers. You people must be raising your eyebrows upon me, but it true. The institute that I graduated from did not subscribe to any medical journal; all the "journals" that the institute currently gets is the specimen copies sent by the publishers. I know that it is not the right forum to tell these thing but I wanted just to begin with all this.

What has the author described in this article is very true and making someone to pause and ponder. I had an opportunity to work in the Polio Eradication program in India. It gave me a good experience. But the bad thing is that India being a good supplier of the vaccines is an importer of the OPV. Although UNICEF procures them, but it is really embarrassing. People look to India for cheaper vaccines and drugs; India is one of the biggest OPV consumer of the world in today's epoch, but the pity is that we are dependent on others.

I do not know why the production of indigenous vaccines has been stopped. Anyway, it should be restarted and the government should try to make our country self reliant.

No competing interests declared.