Ground Report | New Delhi: Arrest Bill Gates is trending on Twitter, as per the reports Bill Gates destroyed the lives of many Indian tribal girls by forcibly testing and sterilizing indigenous vaccines. In 2009, an NGO funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) conducted an unauthorized clinical trial of a vaccine on some of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable children. Without providing information about the risks involved, without the informed consent of the children or their parents, and also without declaring that it was conducting a clinical trial.
According to the report published by GreatGameIndia, in 2009, PATH executed a project to administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The project was intended, in PATH’s own words, to “generate and disseminate evidence for informed public sector introduction of HPV vaccines”. It was held in four countries: India, Uganda, Peru and Vietnam. Gavi, another organization funded by Gates, was originally supposed to run the project, but the responsibility was eventually handed over to PATH. The project was funded directly by BMGF.
Khammam district, in 2009, was a part of the eastern state of Andhra Pradesh (the boundary change made in 2014 means that today Khammam district comes under Telangana state). The region is predominantly rural and is considered to be one of the poorest and least developed parts of India.
Khammam is home to several ethnic tribal groups, with some estimates accounting for about 21.5% (about 600,000 people) of its tribal population. As is common to indigenous peoples around the world, the tribal groups of Khammam suffer from a lack of access to education. As a result, their level of literacy is much lower than that of the entire region.
The report published by GreatGameIndia said that during the time of 2009, about 14,000 girls were injected with Gardasil in Khammam district. The girls recruited for Path’s project ranged between 10 and 14 years of age and all came from low-income, predominantly tribal backgrounds. Many girls did not live with their families; Instead they lived in Ashram Pathshalas (government-run hostels), which were located close to the schools in which the children studied.
Professor Linsey McGoey of the University of Essex later said that she believed the girls at the ashram schools were targeted for the project because it was “to remove the need to seek parental consent for shots” There was a way.
The project, then, could not have been more off-the-map, it took place on the moon, and it remains for several months until, in early 2010, stories from Khammam began to filter out that some very Had gone wrong: Many of the girls involved in the tests later fell ill and four of them died.
In March 2010, members of Sama visited Khammam to learn more about the emerging stories. They were told that up to 120 girls experienced adverse reactions, including epileptic seizures, severe abdominal pain, headaches, and mood swings. Sama’s representatives stayed in Khammam to investigate the situation further.
Later The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has suspended the PATH project. At this point the Indian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health commenced an investigation into the matter.