Re: Progress on malaria stalls amid decline in funding, Prof Dhastagir’s response
The original report laid the blame on decline in funding.
Since 1969, nearly fifty years ago, there has been increased prosperity in India. Sri Lanka is not exactly a gold mine. Yet, it has got rid of malaria. India’s failure cannot be attributed to outside factors. There is plenty of brawn in India, no one has yet claimed that it lacks brains.
Would Prof Dhastagir not agree that the failure is due to the failure of successive governments?
Ler us look back at history. Mussolini cleared Italy of malaria. If it returns, it will be attribtable squarely to the Italian Govt. (I do not refer to imported cases.)
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