Madhya Pradesh: Infant dies, five children hospitalised after being vaccinated

The children, who are said to be in critical condition have been immediately admitted at hospitals in Ujjain and Shajapur for further treatment.

Published: 02nd September 2019 01:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2019 01:51 PM   |  A+A-

baby, infant

For representational purposes

By ANI

SHAJAPUR: An infant died while five other children fell ill at Shajapur town's Limboda village in Madhya Pradesh after two days of allegedly being vaccinated.

All the children were vaccinated on August 27 and fell ill. However, the infant died on August 29.

The children, who are said to be in critical condition have been immediately admitted at hospitals in Ujjain and Shajapur for further treatment.

District Immunization Officer, KC Verma, who visited the village to review the situation said that the stock of vaccine has been kept aside for inspection and a probe has been initiated to check whether the proper immunisation was conducted or not.

"Five children were also given the same vaccine that was given to the child who lost his life. We are being told that remaining children too fell ill and have been admitted to the hospital. The vaccine has been kept aside, it will be inspected. If someone is found to be at fault, the action will be taken," he said.

Meanwhile, one of the villagers said, "The children are in critical condition. The vaccine was given on August 27 after which the child developed a fever and died just two days afterwards."

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp