Probe ordered after families say 3 UP women received rabies vaccines, not Covid vaccine

A government hospital in Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh administered rabies injections instead of Covid-19 vaccines to three elderly women, their families said on Friday. The incident comes days after a distracted auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) twice administered coronavirus vaccines to a woman within minutes at a primary health center (PHC) in Kanpur Dehat district, in the state. The condition of one of the three women is said to have deteriorated. The families complained to the medical director and demanded action against those who allegedly administered the wrong vaccine.

According to reports, the three women – Saroj (70), a resident of the Saravagyan region, and Anarkali (72) and Satyavati (60), both residents of the Railway Mandi region – came to be vaccinated against Covid. -19 at a community health center (CHC) in Kandhla town on Thursday. They were given injections and asked to go home. After a while, Saroj started to feel dizzy and anxious. Her family members took her to a private doctor. The doctor looked at the OPD slip from the community health center and informed the family that she had received a rabies vaccine. Later, the other two women also learned from their OPD cards that they had received rabies vaccines.

Shamli District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur opened an investigation, making the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) investigators in the case, and also ordered the recording of victim impact statements . . Strict action will be taken against those responsible based on the investigation’s findings, Kaur said. CMO Dr Sanjay Aggarwal said a full investigation will be carried out into the matter.

Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reported a record 8,490 new cases in 24 hours, the second wave of the deadly pandemic hitting India. 39 additional deaths brought the state’s death toll to 9,003, while the 8,490 new cases brought the number of infections to 6.54,404.

Samajwadi party lawmaker Sunil Singh Sajan attacked Yogi Adityanath’s government in the UP for alleged failings in the vaccination process. “Corona continues to wreak havoc across the state. There is no room in the Covid rooms of hospitals. District hospitals in the capital are not organized; there is gross negligence in vaccination. Three women received rabies vaccine injections instead of the Covid vaccine in Shamli. And the Yogi government is hiding the statistics, ”he tweeted.

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