Five-month-old baby boy dies after vaccination in Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: A five-month-old baby boy died hours after being vaccinated at the Buguda Community Health Centre (CHC) in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Wednesday.

As per reports, Sai Nayak, son of Magi Nayak of Khadala Sahi in Buguda area, was administered routine vaccines at the CHC at around 11 am. The concerned ASHA worker gave paracetamol syrup to the baby’s parents and advised them to give the medicine to the infant in the case of fever after vaccination.

At around 4 pm, the baby developed fever, following which his parents gave him the syrup. Though there was a slight drop in body temperature after taking the medicine, the infant’s body became cold at around 7.30 pm.

He was rushed to the CHC, where doctor declared him dead.

Tension ran high on the hospital premises after the incident as irate locals ransacked the properties of the healthcare facility.

The deceased’s family members alleged that the baby’s condition deteriorated after the vaccination, which later led to the death.

However, the concerned doctor said that children usually have mild fever after taking the vaccines. The baby might have died due to other reason, the doctor said.

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