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Vaccine deaths: FIR filed against unnamed persons

The state health department lodged an FIR against unnamed persons in connection with the death of four children, who were administered anti-measle and other vaccines during a government immunisation drive, at a police station in Lucknow.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2010 20:50 IST

The state health department on Sunday lodged an FIR against unnamed persons in connection with the death of four children, who were administered anti-measle and other vaccines during a government immunisation drive, at a police station in Lucknow.

"The FIR has been registered by Additional Director, Health and Family Welfare, S A Rizvi at Mohanlalgaj police station against unnamed persons," a senior official told PTI.

The FIR was lodged at the Mohanlanganj police station.

Four children of Mannawa, Rampur and Khera villages died shortly after they were administered measles, BCG and Hepatitis B vaccines by government doctors yesterday during an immunisation drive in the area.

Five health department employees including a doctor, an employee responsible for maintaining cold chain and three auxiliary midwife and nurse were placed under suspension after being found prima facie guilty.

A magisterial inquiry into the incident is also going on while a team from Centre also visited the area to take stock of the situation.