Schoolboy dies after vaccination: Sundargarh CDMO orders probe


Sundargarh: The Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) on Friday formed a team in order to probe into the death of a Class V student who died after being administered with a wrong injection by an ASHA worker in a school in Sundargarh district yesterday.

Reportedly, a six-member team has been constituted to probe the incident. Besides, the CDMO has also ordered a halt on the immunisation drive in all schools of the district today.

Meanwhile, the Health Department has also initiated an investigation after forming a team for the same purpose.

According to sources, a 10-year-old boy, identified as Sumanjit Pradhan, who was studying in Class V at Mahima Sisu Vidya Mandir in Sector 6 was administered a TD (Tetanus and Diphtheria) injection during a vaccination programme that was undertaken at various schools here yesterday.

However, after returning to his home, the minor boy complained of uneasiness following which his family members rushed him to Ispat General Hospital as his health condition deteriorated. However, he succumbed on the way to the hospital.

Later, the family members and locals created a ruckus at the IGH demanding an inquiry into the incident and compensation for the loss. On being informed, cops reached the spot and pacified the agitators.

Sumanjit’s father Sukant has reportedly filed a complaint at Sector-7 police station.

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