Telangana: 42YO healthcare worker dies hours after taking jab of COVID-19 vaccine in Nirmal

According to Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the healthcare worker was given the jab of COVID19 vaccine on January 19 at around 11:30 am at Kuntala Primary Health Centre.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Jan 2021 9:45 AM GMT
Telangana: 42YO healthcare worker dies hours after taking jab of COVID-19 vaccine in Nirmal

Hyderabad: A 42-year-old male healthcare worker in Nirmal District of Telangana died on January 20, hours after taking COVID 19 vaccine.

According to Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the healthcare worker was given the jab of COVID19 vaccine on January 19 at around 11:30 am at Kuntala Primary Health Centre. "At about 2:30 am on January 20, he is said to have developed chest pain and was brought dead to District Hospital, Nirmal at 5:30 am," said Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health.

He also added preliminary findings suggest that death seems to be unrelated to vaccination. As per the guidelines postmortem will be conducted by a team of doctors.

The district Adverse Effects Following Immunization (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.

On 18 January, a man who was administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Bellari, Karnataka, died of a heart attack. He was suffering from diabetes and heart condition.

Meanwhile, Telangana has become the second state in the country to administer the highest number of COVID vaccines to health workers. Around 69,625 health care workers have been vaccinated in the state since January 16.

On January 19, around 894 sessions were conducted in the state in which 51,997 people were vaccinated. Around 71 percent of the beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the state in the first four days.

Telangana reported 51 cases of AEFI on January 19. Of whom three required hospitalization and are stable. On the first day, 3962 (92%) people were vaccinated in 140 centers and 11 were found with AEFI. On January 18, 13665 (80%) people were vaccinated in 335 centers and 15 people were developed AEFI symptoms.

To start with, only 30 beneficiaries were given the vaccine per session. It was increased to 100 beneficiaries per session on January 19. The state has also announced that on January 20, no COVID vaccination will be conducted in the state. It will resume on Thursday.



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