On the 2nd of March, a man died after receiving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Bhiwandi, Thane district, Maharashtra. Identified as Sukhdev Kiradat, who worked as a driver for an ophthalmologist, remained unconscious in the observation room for about 15 to 20 minutes after taking the shot. Later, the man was taken to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. He took the first dose on 28 January.
After the death of the man, the team of Doctors informed that the exact cause of the death is still unknown and will be clear only after autopsy. The post-mortem process will be held in JJ Hospital.
KR Kharat, a medical health officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said, “He took his first dose a month ago and there was no problem. There was a full check-up before this dose. We got to know that the man had blood pressure issues for many years. There were symptoms like swelling of feet. But here his blood pressure was normal and oxygen was also normal.”
As per the doctors, Kirdat began to feel dizzy about 20 minutes after taking the dose. Kharat suspected that he died 30 minutes later.
The deceased’s family has demanded an inquiry into Kirdat’s death. After the incident, senior health officials from Thane visited the center where he was vaccinated.
The vaccination campaign began from 28th January and in just 12 days, nine people have lost their lives after taking the vaccine jab. In every case, the government has stated that the reason for death was not the COVID-19 vaccine. But they are still trying to find the real cause of the deaths.
At the same time, India reported 14,989 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the country’s tally to 1,11,39,516, data from the Ministry of Health showed. The deaths ranged from 98 to 1,57,346. India’s active case count was 1,70,126, while 1,08,12,044 people have recovered from the infection.