Read further. He is bitterly critical of changes to AEFI recognition criteria. He has also said that WHO's stats on measles rates and measles death rates are bogus, and are invented to sell vaccines.
He is, as you say, not anti-vaccine. However, he doesn't seem to have any trouble recognizing bs when he sees it. And the scrutiny should not have to come from the head of pediatrics in a hospital. It should have come way, way before that--and it didn't.
I do plan to read further. Just curious, who should the scrutiny have come from? Where did it fail, in your opinion?
From his position it sounds like most of the failure was with the WHO piling on blanket recommendations without sufficient support from the regions affected. If the WHO failed to even consider research and experience from these different regions before they made the recommendation, then that's definitely a failure. I haven't looked that far into this issue specifically so I can't say either way. But with that said, it looks like there are objections from doctors in India who disagree heartily with his assessment and the statistics he is using to support his position.
Definitely something to look into more.