Healthcare worker dies 24 hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine shot in UP’s Moradabad

Healthcare worker dies 24 hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine shot in UP’s Moradabad

However, district authorities cited an autopsy report to say that the death wasn’t caused by the vaccine since the worker suffered from a cardiac disease

Healthcare worker dies 24 hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine shot in UP's Moradabad

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A 46-year-old health worker died a day after receiving the coronavirus vaccination in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. Mahipal Singh, who was working as a ward boy in the surgical ward of the state-run Deendayal Upadhyaya hospital, died on Sunday night.

While Singh’s family is blaming the death on the vaccination, district authorities cited an autopsy report to say that he suffered from a
cardiac disease.

Moradabad chief medical officer Milind Chandra Garg said that the deceased’s heart “was found enlarged and with blood clots in the postmortem report”. “It appears that Mahipal was suffering from a cardiac disease,” he added.

The report of the postmortem, conducted by three doctors, said the death was caused by “cardio-pulmonary disease” and added that there is “no relation with corona vaccine”.

The chief medical officer dismissed suggestions that the vaccine shot could have caused a side effect, leading to Singh’s death, PTI reported.

While he admitted that some employees were suffering from fever after taking the shots, he maintained that those were “común problems”, unlike Singh’s symptoms.

On the other hand, Singh’s son Vishal said that his father had called him to hospital because he was having difficulty breathing.

“My father left the vaccination centre around 1.30 pm, and then I brought him home. He was feeling breathless and he was coughing.

He had a bit of pneumonia, the usual cough and cold, but he started feeling worse after returning home,” Vishal was quoted as saying by NDTV.

“After the vaccination, he developed a fever and felt a heaviness in breathing. On Sunday, he was admitted in the government hospital where he passed away at night,” he added.

Singh’s family members also stated that he had never had any cardiac problem and he was finta healthy except for the fever and cough, PTI reported. “My father did not contract coronavirus even when he performed his duty during the pandemic,” his son said.

Meanwhile, Moradabad district magistrate Rakesh Singh said that a high-level inquiry was being ordered. The DM said that the vaccination is fully safe and no side effects were reported.

“The case of Mahipal is exceptional and a high-level medical inquiry will be ordered,” he said.

With inputs from PTI

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