A healthcare worker in Telangana, who was vaccinated for Covid-19 on Tuesday, died on Wednesday but authorities said the death seems unrelated to the vaccine.
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Dr G. Srinivas Rao, said that the healthcare worker was given the jab of Covid vaccine on Tuesday at around 11.30 a.m. at Kuntala Primary Health Centre.
At about 2.30 a.m. on Tuesday, he is said to have developed chest pain and was brought dead to District Hospital, Nirmal around 5.30 a.m.
"Preliminary findings suggest that the death seems to be unrelated to vaccination. As per the guidelines, post-mortem will be conducted by a team of doctors," the director said.
The district Adverse Effects Following Immunization (AEFI) committee is examining the matter and will submit its report to the state AEFI committee. The state AEFI committee will in turn furnish its report to the central AEFI committee for taking a view.
This is the first death to be reported in Telangana since the country-wide vaccination programme for public healthcare workers began on January 16.