23 Jan 2011

Vashi



How many Polio Ravivars?

More energy to the women who go from door to door in remote areas to the ones we see in the local station, ready with their drops on Polio Sundays, and the weekdays following it.

According to Dr Ramani, writing from Chhattisgarh, where she works :
"We now have many more cases of vaccine induced polio compared to polio by wild-virus, though it is not reported. there are other issues involved; and this is pouring billions of rupees down the loo (literally, as the virus is excreted in the stool)."

So, it finally it comes down to our toilet habits. Our state, Maharashtra, is trying to become a 100% Open Defecation free state (or 100% defecation free state according to this Times of India report). Let's wait and see.

4 comments:

Curry Spice said...

Nice. Its funny- yesterday Geoff was fascinated with the devnagri font and was photographing all kinds of hindi signages and letterings and hand drawn illustrations. He even bought some posters from CB with Bengali script and devnagri. You should share this with him.

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Will do. He's a graphic designer and I guess he's got an overdose of visual imagery on this trip to India!

ramani said...

hope you explain for those not familiar with the script that this is taken through the fabric (though i suppose most will know that).

more importantly, have you followed the debate about whether repeated rounds of polio sundays (seemingly endless) are actually going to eradicate polio? we now have many more cases of vaccine induced polio compared to polio by wild-virus, though it is not reported. there are other issues involved; and this is pouring billions of rupees down the loo (literally, as the virus is excreted in the stool).

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

I have been following the debate, hence the post. However, I didn't have the facts. :(

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