More than 500 empty vials of COVID-19 vaccine found strewn in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa; probe ordered

More than 500 vials of Covishield were found strewn around an underground waste disposal pit at the community health centre.

Published: 25th November 2021 06:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2021 06:55 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

REWS: Over 500 empty vials of COVID-19 vaccine were found scattered around an underground disposal pit at a community health centre in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, prompting the authorities to order a probe into the incident, an official said on Thursday.

A complaint was lodged with the police after it came to light that some people had broken the lock of the disposal pit at Mauganj community health centre on Tuesday, Mauganj block medical officer Dr M Siddiqui said.

More than 500 vials of Covishield were found strewn around an underground waste disposal pit at the community health centre, it was stated.

Earlier, the health facility used to dispose of the bio-waste in the pit, but vehicles were coming to hospitals now to collect the waste for disposal, the official said.

Chief Medical and Health Officer B L Mishra said that district immunisation officer Dr B K Agnihotri and Dr Raghavendra Mishra were probing the vial incident.

The authorities will find out when vaccine stocks were delivered at the facility and how they were utilised, Mishra said, adding that records of the vaccines were being examined.



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