Gujarat: Sanitation employee dies hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine


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Sanitation employee dies hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine

A 30-year-old sanitation employee died round two hours after being administered a coronavirus vaccine in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Sunday, following which authorities ordered a postmortem to determine the precise reason for his demise, officers mentioned. Whereas the members of the family of the deceased mentioned they believe that the COVID-19 vaccine was the explanation behind his sudden demise, officers mentioned he might need died as a consequence of a coronary heart assault as he had a historical past of coronary heart illness since 2016 and was not taking medicines.

Jignesh Solanki was a sanitation employee on the Vadodara Municipal Company (VMC).

He was vaccinated on Sunday morning. Nonetheless, hours later, he fainted at dwelling and was rushed to the SSG Hospital within the metropolis, the place he was declared introduced lifeless by docs, the officers mentioned.

Solanki’s spouse Divya mentioned, “I had no concept that he was going to be vaccinated. We had not mentioned about it. After getting vaccinated, he returned dwelling, however fainted whereas taking part in with our daughter. We suspect that his sudden demise was triggered because of the vaccination.”

Medical Superintendent of SSG Hospital Dr Ranjan Aiyer mentioned Solanki was administered the COVID-19 vaccine at a sales space arrange by the civic physique, following which he was monitored for half an hour.

Throughout that interval, there have been no indicators of any opposed uncomfortable side effects. He was declared introduced lifeless on the SSG Hospital, Aiyer mentioned.

“Now we have learnt that Jignesh had suffered from chest ache and was admitted to a non-public hospital practically one-and-a-half years again. It’s doable that he died as a consequence of coronary heart assault as he had a historical past of coronary heart illness. We’ll conduct his panel postmortem to determine the precise reason for demise,” he mentioned.

Aiyer mentioned if a affected person doesn’t declare his medical historical past, and is on medicines, then he shouldn’t be vaccinated as per the final tips.

“So far as Jignesh is worried, he had stopped taking medicines regardless of having a historical past of coronary heart illness. On the premise of his medical historical past, we will be capable to get a greater image,” he mentioned.

VMC’s medical officer of well being Dr. Devesh Patel mentioned the postmortem report is awaited, which can confirm the precise reason for Solanki’s demise.

“The affected person had a historical past of coronary heart illness since 2016. His coronary heart was weak, however he was not taking medicines, as his relations informed us,” he mentioned.

To date, greater than 12,000 beneficiaries have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Vadodara, however no one has complained of any uncomfortable side effects, Patel added.

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