Hindi masisisi si dating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at dating Health Secretary Janette Garin kung maling impormasyon ang ibinigay sa mga ito.
Ito ang pananaw ng Health Reform Advocate na si Dr. Anthony Leachon sa tanong kung dapat bang managot sina dating Pangulong Aquino at Garin sa pagpapatupad ng kontrobersyal na 3.5 billion pesos anti – dengue immunization program.
If the bad science or wrong information has been fed to the President, how can you blame the President if the President was fed with bad science or wrong information?
And, even in the WHO (World Health Organization) or even [former] Secretary Garin.
The problem is that when this particular problem is brought to the President and he thinks this actually a sense of urgency and then, the policy makers will interfere with the experts and the scientists that is the problem.
So, we cannot mix science and health, and politics.
But, we started all with the bad science or wrong information.
- Pahayag ni Dr. Anthony Leachon
Kasabay nito iginiit naman ng eksperto mula sa National Academy of Science and Technology na si Dr. Antonio Dans na pangunahing problema ay ang paghahalo ng tinagurian niyang “bad science” at pulitika.
Binigyang – diin ni Dans na dapat ihiwalay sa Department of Health (DOH) ang Food and Drug Administration (FDA) para magampanan ng FDA ang tunay nitong mandato.
So, that is the basic issue. I feel that assessment of the science should be separate from policy that FDA should not be under the Department of Health.
And, should be a separate institution, independent from DOH.
- Pahayag ni Dr. Antonio Dans