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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 5.34 AM IST

Three women given anti-rabies shots instead of Covid vaccine in UP, probe ordered

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NEW DELHI: Three elderly women were allegedly administered anti-rabies shots instead of a Covid-19 vaccine when they went to get themselves vaccinated at a community health centre in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Seventy-year-old Saroj started feeling dizzy and nervous after receiving what she thought was her first dose of Covid vaccine.

When her family took her to a private hospital following discomfort, the doctors pointed out that her vaccination prescription had ‘anti-rabies’ written on it.

It was then later found that two other women, 72-year-old Anarkali and 62-year-old Satyavati, had similar prescriptions.

According to CMO Dr Sanjay Agarwal, anti-rabies shots and Covid vaccines were being administered on two different floors of the health centre.

Investigation underway

A complaint has been filed and the chief medical officer (CMO) said an inquiry into the incident is underway in connection with the incident.

District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur said the investigation will be done by an additional chief medical officer and a sub-divisional magistrate.

The statements of the complainants will be recorded and a report is expected at the earliest.

“If any officer or employee is found guilty in the case, strict action will be taken against them,” Jasjit Kaur said.

Dr Vijendra Singh, in-charge of the health centre, also said they are looking into the matter.

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