New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Central government has sent a high level team to Aurungabad district of Maharashtra to investigate the death of four infants following measles vaccination.
The Centre has deputed the team under Special Director General comprising of Drug Controller General (India) and the Deputy Commissioner, Immunisation for this purpose. This is in addition to a field level investigative team which is reaching Aurangabad today.
They would be in addition to the state Government functionaries who are in the field and conducting investigations. The State Government has withdrawn this batch of vaccine responsible for the death of infants.
According to reports on September 26, a measles vaccination camp was organised at Anganwadi, Waghola Village, Jategaon primary health centre in Phulambri tehsil, Aurangbad District, Maharashtra.
In all ten infants of nine months to one year were vaccinated between 1000hrs to 1130 hrs.
The vaccinated children developed symptoms of loose motion, vomiting, fever, and difficulty in breathing at about 1700 hrs and they were admitted to Government Medical College, Aurangabad at about 2130 hrs. The condition of four children deteriorated and they expired on Saturday The remaining six children are presently undergoing treatment.
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