Ballari health worker's death is not due to vaccine says Karnataka health department

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Ballari health worker's death is not due to vaccine says Karnataka health department

Ballari health worker's death is not due to vaccine says Karnataka health department

Bhavana S   ¦    Jan 19, 2021 10:20:17 AM (IST)

Ballari health worker\'s death is not due to vaccine says Karnataka health department-1

Bengaluru: The state health department made it clear that there is no connection between the Covid 19 vaccine and the death of Nagaraju, 43, from Ballari district who was a permanent employee of Health dept. He passed away due to massive heart attack on Monday.

 "He was vaccinated on Saturday, January 16 at around 1 PM and was normal till Monday morning. No side effects in 24 hours after vaccination reported," health department clarified.

 "On Monday 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. He was admitted to Jindal Sanjeeveni Hospital at 11:15 am. Highest level of treatment was provided, but he couldn't be saved. None of the other health care workers who took the vaccine from the same vial had any adverse events," stated in the media release. 

 ECG and ECHO reports also concluded that it was a death due to myocardial infarction.

 "The AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunisation) committee met following the worker's death and took his history. After looking at his ECG and ECHO reports, they concluded that it was a death due to myocardial infarction," said Ballari district health officer H.L.Janardhan.