3-Month-Old Dies After Being Administered ‘Wrong’ Vaccine

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Rourkela: A three-month-old baby girl died after allegedly being administered a wrong vaccine at Malgodown-2 area under Uditnagar police limits in Sundargarh district.

According to a complaint lodged by the infant’s parents at Uditnagar police station, an Anganwadi worker administered DPT vaccine to their daughter around 10 am on Wednesday at a local Anganwadi Centre. Following which, the baby’s condition deteriorated and she died 3-4 hours after administration of the vaccine apparently due to overdose, they alleged.

“Basing on the complaint, a case has been registered. The exact reason behind the child’s death can only be ascertained after the post-mortem report is received. However, efforts are on to figure out negligence, if any,” a police officer said.

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