Ward Boy, 46, Dies Day After Taking Shot of Covishield Vaccine in UP's Moradabad

The ward boy, Mahipal Singh, reportedly complained of breathlessness and unease, especially in the chest after taking a jab of covishield, the Serum Institute of India's COVID-19 vaccine.

By India.com News Desk | Updated:Mon, January 18, 2021 7:04am

New Delhi: A 46-year-old ward boy at one of the district hospitals in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh died a day after receiving coronavirus vaccine on the first day of the vaccination drive. The ward boy, Mahipal Singh, reportedly complained of breathlessness and unease, especially in the chest after taking a jab of covishield, the Serum Institute of India's COVID-19 vaccine. Also Read - Infosys, Accenture Say Will to Bear Coronavirus Vaccination Costs of All Indian Employees

"He (ward boy) was given the Covishield vaccine at about 12 PM on Saturday. A day later, he suffered pain in the chest with breathlessness. He had worked the night shift after vaccination and we don't think the death is due to any side effect of the vaccine. We are trying to verify the exact reason of his death", Times of India quoted the chief medical officer (CMO) of the hospital as saying. Also Read - BMC Makes 7-Day Institutional Quarantine Mandatory For Passengers Arriving from Brazil

Earlier, a 22-year-old security guard at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) as he developed an allergic reaction after receiving coronavirus vaccine. Reports claimed that the guard suffered headache, rash, respiratory distress, and tachycardia after getting the first shot. Also Read - Railways Raises Platform Ticket Price to Rs 50 at Key Mumbai Stations: Full List of Stations Here

The doctors informed that his symptoms worsened about half an hour after this initial stabilization. Hospital sources said that his condition is stable.

The Centre has said that over 2.24 lakh people were inoculated in two days in India, and 447 adverse events, including three requiring hospitalisation, have been reported. As many as 2,07,229 beneficiaries received the jabs on Saturday, the highest number of people vaccinated in any country on day one, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, Manohar Agnani, said.

Published:Mon, January 18, 2021 6:57am | Updated:Mon, January 18, 2021 7:04am

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