Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 15
A patient died four days after getting Covid vaccine here on Wednesday morning. However, the Civil Surgeon has ruled out vaccine as the cause of death and claimed that the patient has died due to tuberculosis and lung infection, from which he had been suffering for the past eight years.
Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjiwan Kakkar told the media today that “in Ludhiana, no person has died due to Covid-19 vaccination. The man died due to tuberculosis of the lungs.” He said Jagdish Prasad (57 years’ old), a resident of Shimla Puri, got jab on April 9, 2021, at a private hospital in Ludhiana. He had fever and was admitted to the hospital on April 12 with vomiting of blood. After being referred by various private hospitals, he was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on April 13 and the rapid test report was negative. He had vomited blood in the hospital as well. He died at the hospital on the morning of April 14.
Dr Sukhjiwan Kakkar said according to local doctors, he had been suffering from TB and lung disease for the last eight years and had been vomiting blood sometimes for the last eight years, and to prevent it he was taking some injections. “He was undergoing treatment from Jaipur and his one lung was nearly damaged. This information was given by the family of the deceased to the treating doctors,” Dr Kakkar said.
The Civil Surgeon said investigation would be carried out by the State-Level Committee on Adverse Events Following Immunisation. The cause of death would be investigated by the committee and a decision would be taken based on its report, he said.
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