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Vaccinated kid dies at Veerangana hospital Lucknow; vaccines sealed, body sent for autopsy

The health department sealed three vaccines at the Veerangana Avantibai Hospital Lucknow after a child died roughly two hours after vaccination.

lucknow Updated: Sep 14, 2017 13:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Vaccines,Veerangana Avantibai Hospital,Lucknow
The infant, Aradhika was brought for vaccination and administered doses of OPV, IPV and pentavalent vaccine.

The health department sealed three vaccines at the Veerangana Avantibai (women’s) Hospital on Wednesday after a child died roughly two hours after vaccination.

The body of the one-and-a-half-month-old child was sent for a post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of death.

The infant, Aradhika was brought for vaccination and administered doses of OPV (first dose), IPV (first dose) and pentavalent vaccine around 11.15 am. Post vaccination, the child left hospital but around 12.45 pm, her father A Tripathi again brought her to the paediatric department of the hospital.

Dr Mohit and Dr Faizan examined the child but then declared her dead. The doctors informed the Wazirganj police and the body was sent for a post mortem-examination.

“The same vaccines were used to vaccinate other kids as well,” said the chief medical officer of Lucknow Dr GS Bajpayee in a press statement. He said 17 other kids were administered the OPV, IPV and the Pentavalent vaccine.

The family members said the child had no illness when brought for immunisation. They registered protest with the medical staff.

The sealed vaccines included – Pentavalant vaccine of Biologicale, IPV of Sanofi and OPV of Bio Pharma. These are likely to be sent to the lab in Kasauli for examination while a committee would take further decision on Thursday. Police lodged a complaint after the hospital superintendent Dr Neera Saxena informed them about the incident.

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 13:30 IST