The National Liberal Party (PNL) is taking a strong stand in support of the mandatory vaccination of children, PNL co-chair Alina Gorghiu wrote in a Sunday Facebook post.
“We need to inform the population about the benefits of the vaccines recommended for children, as well as about all that may interest parents in relation with child immunisation, and do so far better and far more intensely. Secondly, PNL would like to see the Government constantly concerned with vaccine supplying so that no syncope, desynchronization or crisis will ever occur again. Thirdly, I am waiting for the ministry to come up with actual solutions to improve vaccination coverage,” Gorghiu said Sunday.
She added that a bill tabled by PNL on healthcare prevention is very good.
“Do you know what is happening to the bill? It is kept under lock by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) – Alliance of the Democrats and Liberals (ALDE) majority in Parliament only because it bears the signature of PNL. Should a healthcare prevention law exist in Romania, outbreaks like the ones exposed the past days that left children under the age of one dead wold not have such power and would not be a topic for discussions,” said Gorghiu.
She added that she is expecting the Health Ministry to put the vaccination bill up for public discussions.
The Health Ministry on Thursday announced that the Cantacuzino Institute had confirmed a third child suspected of measles has died of the illness.
“The Cantacuzino Institute on Thursday confirmed to the National Centre for Control of Communicable Diseases that a third child who died in the meantime tested highly positive for the measles virus. This means the cause of death was measles,” the ministry said.