Chennai, Mar 21 (PTI) Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu government, taking suo motu cognisance of a media report about a five-year old child, who had developed a cancerous tumor after being vaccinated in Erode district.

The division bench comprising Justices S Nagamuthu and Anitha Sumanth passed the order after it took note of the news item published in a Tamil daily, which said Anbarasu of Kumarapalayam in Erode district was administered vaccine at the age of one year, which later transformed into a cancerous tumor.

The bench directed the Health Secretary to file a reply on or before March 27 and posted the matter to that date for hearing.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.