‘Unrelated’: Centre clarifies on 3 out of 4 deaths post Covid-19 vaccination

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Published on January 21, 2021 - Duration: 01:47s

‘Unrelated’: Centre clarifies on 3 out of 4 deaths post Covid-19 vaccination

Union Health Ministry commented on the deaths post the covid-19 vaccination.

Additional secretary said that 3 out of 4 deaths were unrelated to vaccination.

In total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the nationwide immunisation drive, as per provisional report of the Union Health Ministry on Jan 20.

"The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has touched 7,868,42 (till 6 pm Wednesday) through 14,119 sessions, as per the provisional report," the ministry said.

On the four deaths reported, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Telangana and two from Karnataka, the official said in case of the death from Moradabad in UP, post mortem confirmed cardio-pulmonary disease and is not related to vaccination.

“About the death reported from Bellary in Karnataka, post mortem suggested myocardial infarction and it is not related to vaccination.

The other death reported in Shivamoga is also a suspected case of myocardial infarction not related to immunization,” Union Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said.

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