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Disgusting! Thais making a profit from rabies as people die in agony

Thai media Manager has claimed that middlemen are making money out of the rabies crisis by hoarding stocks and waiting for the price to rise.

They asked: “Is there anything, any suffering, that Thais won’t try to make money out of?”

They called it disgusting.

The scandal comes at a time when people and animals are dying from the deadly disease and in desperate need of vaccine throughout the country.

And, they say, one of those concerned is the wife of a formed deputy director of the Department of Livestock Development.

She was not named but was dealing in the vaccine before she was blacklisted.

The minister at Agriculture and Cooperatives has played down the allegations. Lak Wojanawach said that the government were not damaged and the investigation mounted in 2016 is closed and settled. The deputy director left the department, he said.

But Manager said that was hardly the point. People were dying and supplies were needed and prosecutions should be considered.

They said that the woman held onto supplies in hopes that the price would rise and she could make money out of a desperate need for the shots.

It relates to 1 million shots of the vaccine – much of which has been found to be out of date and thus possibly ineffective.

The rabies epidemic has affected dozens of provinces and caused at least six human deaths.

Thai Visa / Manager Online



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