In a shocking incident, 40-year-old man died after taking second shot COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Bhiwandi area of Thane district in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
The deceased identified as Sukhdev Kirdat, worked as a driver for an eye surgeon in Bhiwandi. After adminstering the vaccine Kirdat complained of giddiness while he was seated in the waiting hall at the civic-run vaccination centre. After which, he was rushed to IGM Hospital nearby where doctors declared him brought dead.
Dr KR Kharat, Medical Health Officer, Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC), said, "After being administered the vaccine, the man [Kirdat] started feeling dizziness after around 20 minutes. It is suspected that he died after 30 minutes. The family has revealed that he had been suffering from blood pressure-related issues and we are waiting for the post mortem report from JJ hospital to know the exact cause of his death."
Kirdat, resident of Thane and had taken the first vaccine shot on January 28. Doctors at Bhiwandi vaccination centre had checked his pulse and blood pressure which was said to be normal before he was administered the vaccine dose.