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UP Man’s Kin Says He Died After Taking Vaccine; Govt Denies

The post-mortem report reveals the immediate cause of death as “cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock”.

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A 48-year-old ward boy at a district hospital in UP’s Moradabad died a day after he received a jab of Covidshield on Saturday, 16 January, reported the Times of India. After getting vaccinated, he developed breathlessness and unease, especially in the chest, read the report.

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Chief Medical Officer Dr. MC Garg told reporters: “Mahipal Singh was given the Covishield vaccine at about 12 noon on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, he suffered from chest pain and breathlessness. He had worked the night shift after vaccination and we don’t think the death is due to any side effect of the vaccine. However, we are trying to verify the exact reason of death. The body will be sent for autopsy as soon as possible.”

NDTV reported that the post-mortem report revealed the immediate cause of death as “cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock” due to “cardio-pulmonary disease”, according to the Uttar Pradesh government.

Mahipal was among the 479 health workers who were vaccinated in Moradabad district on the first day of the vaccination drive. Reportedly, the rest of the workers are fine. Mahipal's family said he had never tested positive for COVID-19 and was immunised as a part of the national drive.

Mahipal’s son Vishal said his father asked him to accompany him to the hospital in an auto as he was unable to ride his two-wheeler – during which he was short of breath. Vishal added that his father had a mild fever a few days ago and suffered from pneumonia.

“I feel it was the side effects of the vaccination,” Vishal said.

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