In Maharashtra’s tribal-dominated Palghar district, a 16-month-old kid died three days after receiving normal baby vaccination. However, a medical official indicated on Wednesday that the exact reason of his death is still being investigated.
The viscera of the toddler has been transported to the JJ Hospital in Mumbai for evaluation, according to Medical Officer Dr Bhausaheb Chattar, who is stationed in Mokhada town.
“We can comment on the cause of his death only after we receive the report from the JJ Hospital which might take ten more days,” he added.
On February 9, the youngster was given DPT, MMR, and (PCV) Booster, according to Dr. Chattar. “He apparently developed complications and died on Saturday (February 12),” the medical official added.
He stated the situation had been brought to the attention of the state government’s higher-ups.
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On February 9, four youngsters from the community were also given routine immunisation shots, according to Dr Chattar, but none of them had any medical issues.
DPT, MMR, and (PCV) Booster vaccinations are often given to children at different times.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the dead youngster claim that he died as a result of improper vaccination administration.
On February 10, a nurse from the state-run Vashala health institution administered the MMR and triple polio booster injection to the deceased Sarvesh Dhodi, a native of Koshimseth village, according to sources.
On February 11, he got a high fever and was brought to a privately hospital in the village. According to reports, the boy’s condition deteriorated on February 12 and he was transferred to the Khodala Rural Hospital, where doctors proclaimed him dead.
According to a police official at the Mokhada police station, an accidental death case has been filed, and additional investigation is underway.