Pillory of a programme
Narayan, R (1981) Pillory of a programme. Bull IUAT, 56. pp. 44-48.
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On the 30th of January 1979, a leading newspaper in India carried a front page of under the banner headline BCG does not provide immunity. It was ironical that in the first month of the International Year of the Child, a national programme considered to be of special benefit to the child should be discredited in the eyes of the reading public, it was not the first time, however, that technical controversies over BCG have been attacked by the media, creating misgivings amongst the public and embarrassment to medical and public health workers.
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