UPDATED: January 21, 2021 11:15 IST
The death of a 42-year-old ambulance driver who was vaccinated in Telangana on January 19, has created panic among many in the state.
Healthcare worker Vitthal was vaccinated at about 11.30 am on January 19 in Kuntala primary healthcare centre in Nirmal district of Telangana.
After receiving the vaccine dose, he suffered chest pain at night and was brought dead to the district hospital early morning on January 20.
The family has blamed the death on his vaccination; however, district health officials have said preliminary findings suggest that the death seems to be unrelated to the vaccination.
Meanwhile, Telangana health department has said that district AEFI committee is examining the matter and will submit its report to the state AEFI committee.
“The state AEFI committee will in turn furnish its report to the central AEFI committee for taking a view,” said Director of Medical Health G Srinivas Rao.