Microsoft founder Bill Gates is now accused for allegedly funding a programme of testing and sterilizing indigenous vaccines on tribal children. It is alleged that the program is funded through his NGO Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in 2009.
#ArrestBillGates in trending on Twitter as some claim that BMGF conducted an illicit clinical trial of a vaccine on some of the poorest tribal children, without the consent of their parents.
This comes after ‘GreatGameIndia’ report, a Seattle-based NGO, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), stated that with the help of funding by BMGF, a project was carried out to administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to 14,000 tribal girls of 10-14 years of age in 2009 in Telangana’s Khammam.
The reports also added that many had fallen ill and four of the girls who got even died after being injected with Gardasil. This happens without their parents’ consent. It is believed that most of the girls’ parents had no idea about the trials as the girls lived in government-run hostels.
The article titled “How Bill Gates Funded NGO PATH Killed Tribal Girls in India in Unauthorised Clinical Trials” came out on May 25 is now widely shared and many are seeking Bill Gates’ arrest citing the article.