I was quite amused reading about MOH Director of Medical Services, Dr Satku having been quoted as saying 'Generally, as a principle, it is not good practice to expose an individual to a contagious disease to gain immunity as any infectious disease might give rise to complications'.
Really, Dr Satku?
I think the good doctor meant well in defending his Ministry, but I think he is way off wrong.
Infections occur all the time, and being contagious have always spread through the community in some way or other. This is the way the community builds up 'herd immunity' to bugs. We are not talking about some serious illness, or devastating infection, rather in this case, a viral infection that has way less bite than the seasonal flu.
Dr Satku, in case you haven't noticed, we don't live in a sterile bubble.
5 years ago