Child dies after vaccination, doctors face action

July 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) Action has been recommended against a deputy chief medical officer and another doctor after an infant died and two others took ill following administration of measles vaccine in Uttar Pradesh, an official said Friday.

While nine-month-old Shivansh died Thursday at the Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) here, two other children - Lallu and Sadhu - are being treated for post-vaccination complication.

They were Wednesday administered measles vaccine under routine immunisation campaign in Awadhpur village in Barabanki, 30 km from Lucknow. On Thursday, they were admitted to the CSMMU.

“It appears prescribed norms were not followed while administering the vaccine,” Barabanki Chief Medical Officer A.K. Chaudhary told reporters.

“The measles vaccine should have been utilised within four hours after dissolution but it was kept open for more than eight hours,” he added.

“We have suspended an ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) involved in the vaccination. Action has been recommended against doctor Arvind Yadav and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ram Chandani for not supervising the vaccination,” he said.

Meanwhile, Shivansh’s father has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) in Barabanki against Yadav and the nurse in connection with his son’s death.

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