Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh): A two-month-old baby died and seven children were admitted to hospital in Sitapur city of Uttar Pradesh allegedly after being vaccinated. The condition of the seven children is said to be normal. A total of eight children were given injections. The cause of the infant’s death is yet to be known. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Government Will Bring Law to Curb 'Love Jihad': CM Yogi Adityanath
“Of the 8 children who were given injections, a 2-month old infant has died, the condition of others is normal. Cause of death still to be investigated,” CMO AK Agarwal told news agency ANI. Also Read - SP Objects to Use of Red, Green Tiles in Railway Hospital Toilet, Calls it Insult to Party Flag
The Sitapur incident has come almost a month after one student died and nearly 170 students of a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) school were admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after they fell sick. Also Read - Two Men Cheat UK-Returned Doctor, Sell Him ‘Aladdin ka Chirag’ For Rs 2.5 Cr in Meerut
The students, according to the reports, were given folic acid tablets at a medical camp set up in the BMC Urdu School Number 1 in Govandi. After taking the vitamin tablets, all the students complained of dizziness and headache.
All the students were admitted to Ghatkopar’s Rajawadi Hospital, run by the BMC. When asked about the incident, the BMC Education Minister said that the tablets were administered every Monday as a part of the programme by the corporation.
“We cannot say her death has happened due to that iron tablet,” he said, adding “others were not affected with the tablets.