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One Infant died and 15 others hospitalized after Vaccination

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 7 2019 7:54PM
One Infant died and 15 others hospitalized after Vaccination
\RTelangana :Hyderabad: March 07: One infant died and 15 others are undergoing treatment as they fell ill after allegedly being given wrong medication at the Nampally Urban Health Centre, here on Thursday. Municipal commissioner has ordered an enquiry into the incident and security has been beefed up at the Niloufer hospital where the infants are undergoing treatment. Reports say the infants were then rushed to the city''s Niloufer Hospital, where one infant was declared brought dead, and the others are currently undergoing treatment. After being administered the vaccination, staff at the Nampally Health Centre gave us some tablets. They asked us to give it to the kids if they develop a fever." "After being given the medicine, the kids started vomiting and fainted, following which we shifted them to the Niloufer Hospital," a parent said .A health official said reports suggest that the parents were given tramadol instead of the painkiller paracetamol to be administered to the infants in case they develop a fever, the exact reason for the error would be known only after an investigation. It is said that the error by the hospital staff was due to the similar packaging of both the medicines. According to Dr Sunitha, the hospital superintendent they have been administering Vaccination from yesterday itself and 92 infants were administered so far.They received complaints of uneasiness from parents of infants and they immediately brought it to the notice of District immunization officer . They as a precautionary measure referred all the cases to Niloufer hospital .Dr Rubina,Pharmacist Mohan and Nurse Mohri are being questioned and other health assistants named Shantabai ,Kauser. Geeta and being interrogated separately by District Medical health officials.N.Nagaraja Rao/Hindusthan Samachar \R
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