Vaccine beneficiary died of a heart attack after 15 hours in Nirmal, officials deny

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A case of death due to Covid Vaccination has been reported in Nirmal district today resulting in the agitation by the family members.

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According to the details reaching the headquarters here, a 42-year-old male health worker who got vaccinated yesterday at 11.30 am at Kuntala Primary Health Centre reported having developed chest pain in the early hours around 2.30 am today. He was shifted to the District hospital at Nirmal but doctors declared him as brought dead.

However, the Director of Medical and Health issued a statement in the evening denouncing the claim that the death was due to the vaccination. “Preliminary findings suggest that death seems to be unrelated to vaccination”, said the statement.

However, it continued that as per the guidelines postmortem will be conducted by a team of doctors. The district AEFI committee is examining the matter and will submit its report to the state AEFI committee. The state AEFI committee will in turn furnish its report to the central AEFI committee for taking a view. 

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