Kerala: Some Muslims thought vaccination a US agenda to reduce their population, attack medical team

Kochi: In a bizarre incident in Kerala’s Malappuram district, a medical team comprising a doctor and nurses was attacked by some locals from the Muslim community, who wanted to stop the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination drive in the area.

A 45-year-old nurse namely C K Shyalamabai got injured in the incident, which took place on Thursday in Athippatta area.

The team was led by Dr. Ali Muhhamad.

The Malappuram Police has arrested at least 3 persons accused of attacking the medical team and slapped non-bailable charges against them.

The three accused include Mubasheer (27), Safavan (21), and Faisal Babu (29). All of them reside near the school where the vaccination drive was going on.

The state government has also said that a strict action will be taken against those who would disrupt the vaccination drive in future.

In Kerala’s Malappuram district, a section of Muslim community is against the vaccination drive.

According to the health department, they think that vaccination reduces the life span of a person.