Woman dies two weeks after Covid jab in Odisha

Nalconagar: Family members of a woman, who took the Covid vaccine on February 3 at the Nalco Hospital in Angul and died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today morning, blamed the vaccine for her death.

The deceased was identified as Shakuntala Gochhayat (52), a resident of Kurudulu village in the district. She was working as a Class IV contractual employee of the Nalco Hospital.

The woman’s husband, Dandadhara Gochhayat said she fell ill a day after taking the Covid vaccine during a vaccination drive conducted by the Angul District Administration on February 3.

Dandadhara further said Shakuntala could not recognise her family members on February 4. Following this, she was admitted to the Nalco Hospital.

When her condition deteriorated, Shakuntala was shifted to a private nursing home in Angul town and then taken to another private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Today morning the woman died and her family members took the body to Nalconagar. They staged a protest in front of the Casualty of Nalco Hospital by placing Shakuntala’s body and demanded compensation.

Nalco AGM Amitav Padhi, in his reaction, stated reasons behind Shakuntala’s death will be known from the post mortem.

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