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Patricia Jeffery

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Chapter 3: Underserved and Overdosed? Muslims and the Pulse Polio Initiative in Rural North India*

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Underserved and Overdosed? Muslims and the Pulse Polio Initiative in Rural North India*
Underserved and overdosed? Muslims and the pulse polio initiative in rural North India
PatriciaJeffery
Introduction

Everyone should have a penalty, that if you don't have the injection given to your children or don't let them drink the polio medicine, then you won't get a ration card, you won't get any help from the government, your children won't be admitted to school …. I have to tell lies in order to keep my work moving along. And even after doing all that, some child or other will remain [who has not had the drops].

(Author's field notes, 5 November 2004: Auxiliary Nurse-Midwife, rural Bijnor)1

Patricia: Did your toddler have the polio drops?

Anisa: They [polio teams] come to the ...

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