Bhiwandi man dies minutes after receiving second shot of corona vaccine

MUMBAI: A 45-year-old private healthcare worker died after receiving the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday in Bhiwandi causing a panic in the area.

A private doctor’s driver, Sukhdev Kirdat fell unconscious 20 minutes after he was administered the dose at Bhagyanagar vaccination centres. He was rushed to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital but was declared dead. The incident caused panic among the other beneficiaries who were waiting for their turn at the centre.

The cause of death was not given by the officials of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) and said that it can be ascertained only after the post-mortem.

Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) Medical Health Officer KR Kharat said, “The beneficiary came at the centre for the second dose and was fine before the vaccine. He fell unconscious 20 minutes after the vaccination while waiting at the observation room. His body has been sent to JJ Hospital for postmortem.”



“Experts will submit a report on what caused the death after studying the case. Our staff had checked all his past records and his current health status. When he took the first dose, he was completely fine,” Kharat added.

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