IGMC rules out death due to Covid shot

Says anganwari worker may have died because of neurological syndrome

IGMC rules out death due to Covid shot

Tribune News Service

Shimla, February 22

An anganwari worker died at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) here on Sunday morning. Did she die of adverse effect following Covid immunisation? The IGMC administration doesn’t think so. “On the basis of preliminary evidence and documents, it will be irrational to call it a death caused by the Covid vaccine,” said IGMC Medical Superintendent Dr Janak Raj.

As per the guidelines, a pathological autopsy of the deceased has been ordered to ascertain the exact cause of death. “Reports will come in two to three weeks, and it’s only then we will be able to say something with certainty,” said Dr Janak Raj. At the moment, though, the IGMC thinks she died of complications caused by Gullian Barre syndrome, a neurological syndrome. “She took the Covid jab on January 29 and was fine for a week. It was on February 6 that she reported weakness in her legs and got herself checked at Hamirpur where she was suspected of suffering from Gullian Barre syndrome,” said Dr Janak Raj.

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