A man from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh has lodged a complaint against the Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawala and Dr. Balram Bhargava the head of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), alleging that there were no antibodies formed in his body after receiving the first dose of Covishield.
The man is named Pratap Chandra and is a resident of Lucknow who stated that after listening to a press briefing of the ICMR where they mentioned that sufficient quantities of antibodies are formed in the body against the virus after taking the first dose of the vaccine, hence he got an antibody test done to determine the level of antibody formed in the body and got vaccinated with the first dose on April 8 and got the test done on May 25.
Speaking to ANI, Chandra said, “I was administered Covishield on April 8, 2021. On May 21, ICMR and Union Health Ministry had in a press briefing said that after being inoculated with Covishield vaccine, antibodies are produced in the body at a good level. After hearing this, on May 25, 2021, I got an antibody test done from Thyrocare, which is an authorized laboratory. On May 27 the report had come, which was received by me on May 28, 2021. I was shocked and surprised to see a negative antibody in my report.”
“I got vaccinated with Covishield, ICMR said that antibodies will be produced in sufficient quantity after the first dose itself, but the antibodies were not formed even in minimum quantity. This fraud has happened to me. It is just like a fake protection layer that will not protect against anything, he said.
Chandra further alleged, “As the name suggests, Covishield is supposed to shield us from the virus. Most of people have already believed that these vaccines are protecting us. So many people died after getting vaccinated KK Agarwal, Rohit Sardana. Nobody knows whether antibodies were formed in their body or not. This only implies that we are being injected with water.”
Hence, he filed a complaint at the Ashiyana Police Station under sections 307 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said.
He believes that the issue is not only a matter for him but is a matter for the citizens of the entire country so he plans to file a case for deeper investigation.
Balram Bhargava, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) at the weekly Covid update media briefing on May 21, had said that with the very first dose of Covishield vaccine, “good levels” of antibodies are produced in the body, but with Covaxin, adequate immune response is triggered only after the second dose.