Telangana Healthcare Worker Dies After Receiving Covid Vaccine, Official Says Death Not Due to Jab

At about 11.30 AM on Tuesday, the worker was vaccinated at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district, and it was said that he developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday

A 42-year-old healthcare staff in the Nirmal district of Telangana died early this Wednesday after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination, he complained of a chest pain but after preliminary findings it was suggested that the death is unrelated to the vaccination, a health official said.

At about 11.30 AM on Tuesday, the worker was vaccinated at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district, and it was said that he developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday.

The State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said in a press release that he was brought dead to the district hospital at around 5.30AM.

“Preliminary findings suggest that the death seems to be unrelated to vaccination,” it said.

A post-mortem would be conducted by a team of doctors, according to the guidelines.

The release said, the district AEFI (adverse events after immunisation) committee is investigative the matter and would submit its report to the state AEFI committee.

The state AEFI committee would, in turn, furnish its report to the central AEFI panel for taking a view, it added.

The inoculation drive began in the state on January 16 in the country and there has been already two more deaths that has been recorded after the jab but there is no link with the vaccination that is found with the deaths according to the Health Ministry Of India.

In the first of the two cases, Mahipal Singh, a 52-year-old who worked as a wardboy in a government hospital in Moradabad, died on Sunday, a day after he was vaccinated. “The post-mortem by a board of three doctors revealed death due to cardiopulmonary disease. There were pockets of pus in the lungs and an enlarged heart. The death is not related to the vaccination,” said Dr Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The second case was of a 43-year-old Nagaraju, who was an employee of the state health department in Bellary, Karnataka, was declared dead on Monday, just after two days of getting the vaccine according to the Health Ministry.

“The cause of death is the anterior wall infarction with cardiopulmonary failure. Post-mortem planned today at Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary,” Agnani said.

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