A Healthcare worker dies in Telangana 18 hours after taking vaccine shot


(Online Dek)

A healthcare workers reportedly died within 18 hours of taking a shot in Nirmal of Telanana.

The Directorate of Public Health in a statement said that officials noted that the 42-year-old man was vaccinated at around 11:30 am at PHC Kuntala on January 19.

According to report, he apparently has developed chest pain all of a sudden and was eventually brought dead to the district hospital in Nirmal at 5:30 am.

“As per guidelines, postmortem will be conducted by a team of doctors. The district AEFI committee is examining the matter and will submit a report to the state AEFI committee,” said a statement from the Director of Public Health.

The press release also said preliminary findings suggest that the death could be unrelated to the vaccination.

It may be recalled that Telangana began its vaccine programme on the 16th of January and has reported nearly 70+ AEFI cases of which 3 had to be hospitalised.

While officials had previously maintained that most such cases were minor, this death has become a cause of concern.