Karnataka health worker, who got Covid-19 vaccine, dies of heart attack

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Of the 3,81,305 healthcare workers vaccinated so far throughout the country, 580 adverse events following immunisation were reported as of Monday the Union health ministry said.

 

The death of the 43-year-man in Bellary, who was administered the COVID-19 vaccine on January 16, was caused by cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to acute anteroseptal wall MI, said the State Health Department on Monday.

The deceased Karnataka health department employee has been identified as Nagaraju of Ballari district. 

He was a permanent employee of Health department. He was vaccinated on January 16 at around 1 PM and he was normal till this morning.

"Today morning when he came to duty, he complained of chest pain at around 9.30 am and collapsed. He was treated immediately and referred to Jindal Sanjeeveni hospital for higher treatment where he was admitted at 11.15 am. The highest level of treatment was provided, but he could not be saved," the Department said in a statement.

"Apart from him, none of the other health care workers who took the vaccine from the same vial had any adverse events. The district-level AEFI Committee met and had detailed discussions. The conclusion is that the death was due to cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to acute anteroseptal wall MI," it added. 

Of the 3,81,305 healthcare workers vaccinated so far throughout the country, 580 adverse events following immunisation were reported as of Monday the Union health ministry said.
 

With inputs from Agency

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