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Sunday, 24 October 2021 6.43 PM IST

'Faulty refrigerator' spoils 480 doses of Covishield in Rajasthan

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​​​​JAIPUR: An incident of Covid-19 vaccine wastage has come to light from Rajasthan where at least 480 doses of Covishield were wasted allegedly due to a faulty refrigerator.

The incident took place on May 22 at a public health centre (PHC) in Raghunathpura village of Banswara district. Doctors claim the refrigerator used to store the vaccine vials stopped working and the vaccine doses were left frozen inside.

The issue was brought to the notice by the block CMHO. Following this, a four-member team was set up, led by Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) Mahendra Parmar, Dungarpur, to probe the incident.

The team then visited the hospital and enquired the doctors and hospital staff.

CMHO Parmar said the team is gathering more information and talking to the nursing staff to enquire about the reason behind the wastage of vaccines. He said in the past he had issued a notice to block CMHO in this regard.

Dr Ramchandra Sharma, a doctor at the (PHC), claimed that the news of vaccine wastage was false as these doses were frozen due to the faulty refrigerator which was later fixed by a mechanic. He said he had given a detailed statement to the medical inquiry team and previous notices sent over the issue.

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TAGS: FAULTY REFRIGERATOR, COVISHIELD, RAJASTHAN, COVID 19 VACCINE, CMHO PARMAR, VACCINE WASTED
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