Sun. Jun 13th, 2021

At least 20 people were administered Covaxin doses more than a month after they received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The mix-up happened in Barhni block, officials said, adding that 18 of the 20 recipients are from Audahi Kala village. The other two are from a neighbouring village.

“An inquiry was ordered and a report has been submitted. I have sought clarification from those who have erred. We will act accordingly,” Siddharthnagar CMO Sandeep Chaudhary told reporters. “We had sent a team from the district to check on the 20 people. They were found to be in good health and haven’t faced any issues as yet. We will keep a watch on them,” the CMO added.

Siddharthnagar District Magistrate Deepak Meena said the matter came to light after complaints were received from some of the recipients that they were administered the wrong vaccine as the second dose on May 14. “Some locals complained that they had got two different vaccines in two doses. The Chief Medical Officer immediately ordered a probe by an assistant CMO,” the DM said.

He added that a nurse from the Primary Health Centre was suspended over the incident, and action has been initiated against a doctor, who was in charge of the facility.

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