January 28, 2021 3:53:51 am
A safety guard at Odisha’s Nuapada District Headquarters Hospital died Tuesday, three days after being administered the Covid-19 vaccine, with the Well being Ministry sustaining that his demise was unrelated to the inoculation.
“Whole 9 deaths have been reported to date. None of those deaths have been causally linked with COVID-19 vaccination. Within the final 24 hours, one particular person aged 23 years, a resident of Odisha has died. The autopsy report is awaited,” the ministry mentioned.
Nanikaram Keunt’s household mentioned he complained of nausea on Monday whereas on obligation and was admitted to the hospital he identical night. The 27-year-old was then referred to a hospital in Sambalpur as his well being deteriorated. He died on Tuesday evening.
Keunt’s brother mentioned: “He had knowledgeable us that he was feeling a bit uneasy after the vaccination… Late within the night we have been knowledgeable he was unwell and was shifted to Sambalpur. He was not affected by any illness and was wholesome previous to the vaccine. We demand his demise be correctly investigated.”
The Odisha Well being Division acknowledged the demise is unrelated to the vaccination. “One 27-year-old male from Nuapada district died in VIMSAR, Burla this morning with provisional prognosis of bleeding dysfunction with extreme anaemia and intracerebral haemorrhage,” it mentioned. “Nonetheless, as per medical inquiry, the reason for demise shouldn’t be associated to COVID vaccination.”
Nuapada Chief District Medical Officer Kaliprasad Behera additionally denied the demise was attributable to an “Antagonistic Occasion Following Immunization” (AEFI). “When he was admitted, his White Blood Cell depend had fallen and platelet depend was excessive. We’re nonetheless awaiting his put up mortem report, however as per preliminary investigations, he died attributable to intracerebral haemorrhage,” Behera mentioned.
Up to now, Odisha has reported 4 instances of AEFI because the initiation of the vaccination drive within the state. All are steady proper now.
The Well being Ministry mentioned that within the final 24 hours, one particular person affected by “bacterial sepsis” has been hospitalized at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
“No case of significant/extreme AEFI/Demise attributable to vaccination until date,” it mentioned.