Shabana Azmi lays stress on vaccine for diarrhea

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Shabana Azmi on Sunday emphasised the importance of rotavirus vaccine which helps prevent diarrhea and save lives.

“India loses one child every seven minutes due to rotavirus diarrhea. Rotavirus vaccine helps prevent this disease and save lives,” Shabana tweeted.

She added: “Diarrhea alone kills more children across the world than HIV malaria and measles put together. Let’s immunise and save every child.”

Shabana, who featured in “Neerja” and “Chalk n Duster” last year, is currently tied up with Nandita Das’s biopic on writer Saadat Hasan Manto.

She plays late singer-composer-actress-filmmaker Jaddanbai, mother of yesteryear actress Nargis, in the film.

–IANS

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