A 45 year old man dies minute after taking second dose of corona vaccine
A 45 year old man died on Tuesday after taking the second shot of the coronavirus vaccine in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra’s Thane district, reported NDTV.
Sukhdev Kirdat, he worked as a driver for an eye specialist, suddenly he fell unconscious in the observation room about 15 to 20 minutes after taking the shot. Sukhdev taken to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, where he declared dead. His first dose of vaccine taken on January 28.
Doctors said that the exact cause of his death is still unknown and will be clear only after an autopsy. His body sent for a postmortem at jj hospital.
Shukdev took first dose a month back and it was normal like other people,” said KR Kharat, medical health officer at the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation. “There was a full check-up before this dose. We found out that he had blood pressure for many years. There were symptoms like swelling of feet. But here his blood pressure and oxygen was also normal.”
The doctor said that Shukdev started feeling dizzy about 20 minutes after taking the dose. Suspected that he died after 30 minutes.
The family of the deceased has demanded an inquiry into Shukdev’s death. Following the incident, senior health officer from thane visited the centre where he vaccinated, reported the Hindustan Times.
As of January 28, just 12 days since the vaccination drive began, nine people had died after taking the vaccine.
In each case, the government stated that the death not due to the vaccine, without revealing who made that determination and the details of the investigation.
Meanwhile, India on Wednesday reported 14,989 coronavirus cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,11,39,516, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths jumped by 98 to 1,57,346. India’s active case count stood at 1,70,126, while 1,08,12,044 people have recovered from the infection.