Amid the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, a 45-year-old man died after he was given the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Tuesday, the officials said.
The man has been identified as Sukhdeo Kirdit who was working as the driver of a local doctor. He took the COVID-19 vaccine shot at around 11 am.
The latter complained of giddiness after some time. He was seated in the waiting hall at the civic-run inoculation centre, the officials said.
Meanwhile, the Kirdit was rushed to IGM Hospital, however, he was declared dead.
As per the Bhiwandi Nizampura Municipal Corporation Health Officer Dr KR Kharat, the cause of Kirdit’s death would be known after his postmortem report comes in. Kirdit’s medical history, records etc. were also being checked.
Likewise, Kirdit’s family stated that he was a healthy person. He had left home in the morning to take the second dose of the vaccine.
The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.54 Crore as of Tuesday.
COVID-19 vaccination drive in India was rolled out on January 16, 2021, while the vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started on February 2, 2021.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from March 1, 2021, for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.
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