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Busy on phone call, UP nurse gives woman 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine: Report

A woman in UP's Kanpur Dehat was reportedly given two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine at a government health centre as the nurse attending to her was busy on a phone call.

UPDATED: April 3, 2021 10:54 IST

A woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district was given two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine at a government centre as the nurse attending her was busy on a phone call. The incident occurred on Saturday at a primary health centre (PHC) in Akbarpur area of the district.

When woman inquired the nurse about the two injections, she reprimanded her instead of apologising, news agency PTI reported.

WHAT’s THE MATTER?

On Saturday, Kamlesh Kumari, a woman in her 50s, had gone to a local government health centre to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

As per protocol, she should have been administered one dose of the vaccine today and the next dose after a few weeks, depending on the vaccine she was given.

However, due to the alleged negligence of the nurse attending Kamlesh Kumari, she ended up getting two doses of the vaccine on the same day.

Woman had ‘mild swelling’

As the news reached the woman’s family members, they created an uproar at the centre and later senior officials including the district magistrate and chief medical officer were informed about the alleged negligence.

According to a report by PTI, the family members said due to the double dosage of vaccination, Kamlesh Kumari developed mild swelling in her hand, although, no serious symptoms were reported.

DM orders probe

“District Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh said he has taken serious cognisance over the negligence. The Chief Medical Officer (of the district) has been asked to inquire about the incident and submit a fact-finding report,” PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Kanpur Dehat CMO Rajesh Katiyar said the Covid-19 vaccination drive was being conducted at Marhauli primary health centre and a senior doctor has been asked to inquire about the matter and submit a report.

Sourcehttps://www.indiatoday.in/coronavirus-outbreak/vaccine-updates/story/busy-on-phone-call-up-nurse-gives-woman-2-doses-of-covd-19-vaccine-report-1786840-2021-04-03

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