Bellari health worker dies of heart attack days after vaccination

A man who was administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Bellari, Karnataka died after the heart attack on January 18

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Jan 2021 4:56 PM GMT
Bellari health worker dies of heart attack days after vaccination

Hyderabad: A man who was administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Bellari, Karnataka died after the heart attack on January 18 according to the news reports.

The man was suffering from diabetes and heart condition. Ballari Deputy Commissioner Pavan Kumar Malapati told The News Minute that the AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) Committee of the district concluded that the death is not related to the vaccination. The committee will send a detailed report to the state Health Department.

The victim has been identified as Nagaraj(43). He was working as an attendant in Sandur General Hospital. The man went to work after taking the vaccine on January 16. On Monday morning he complained of chest pain and the doctors at Sandur General Hospital began treating him. The cause of death is myocardial infarction.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 15 cases of adverse event following immunization (AEFI) on 18 January, two days after the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state.

Among the 15 is an auxiliary nurse midwife from UPHC Uppal, Naveen (29), who was admitted to Gandhi Hospital after she complained of vomiting, weakness, giddiness since the night of 16 January.

She had received the COVID-19 vaccine at Uppal on 16 January.

Doctors who are on special duty for AEFI have examined her. Her temperature, pulse, and BP are normal, oxygen saturation is 100 percent on room air (without oxygen), and her condition is stable, they said.

Meanwhile, on Monday all 33 districts in the state conducted the COVID-19 vaccination drive for health workers in the government sector. Around 335 sessions were conducted in the state on 18 January and 82 per cent of the target i.e. 13,666 of the 16,750 people were vaccinated.

The department of public health has announced that from 19 January all sites will vaccinate 100 beneficiaries per session. Since the launch of the vaccination drive in the state, around 84 per cent of the beneficiaries have received the vaccine.


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