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Man Dies In UP After Taking Vaccine Shot; CMO Claims Death Due To Heart Ailment

By the evening of the same day of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine shot, a 55-year-old man died in UP but the Chief Minister's Office attributed his death to a heart ailment

Man Dies In UP After Taking Vaccine Shot; CMO Claims Death Due To Heart Ailment
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Man Dies In UP After Taking Vaccine Shot; CMO Claims Death Due To Heart Ailment
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2021-01-29T17:46:19+05:30

In Umaria township of Uttar Pradesh, a 55-year-old man died hours after being administered the coronavirus vaccine. A similar case has occurred previously too, however, the Chief Minister's Office attributed his death to a heart ailment while citing the autopsy report.

According to his family members, Pratap Ram was a Class IV employee of the Child Welfare and Nutrition department. He took the vaccine shot at the Mahila hospital on Thursday morning. By the evening of the same day, he took ill and died even before he could have been taken to the hospital. 

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Seema Agarwal said the deceased man had a heart ailment and the post-mortem conducted in the early hours on Friday mentioned the disease as the cause of death.

According to his family members, Pratap Ram had undergone heart surgery in 2007 and a stent was implanted. But, since then he did not have any problem.

Citing the autopsy report, the CMO said his heart was also found to be enlarged.

He was getting treatment for the heart ailment in Bareilly, the CMO said.

The statements of the family members and the autopsy report have been sent to the district magistrate, the CMO said.

According to the district administration, Pratap Ram, a resident of Kimta Gangolihat village of Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, had been working here for a long time and was posted in the Child Welfare and Nutrition department, Umaria for the past six years.

He was given the vaccine shot on Thursday morning around 11.35 am. His mobile phone has an SMS in this regard. He was taken ill around 5 pm and passed away before his family members and neighbours could arrange medical attention.

Last week, a 46-year-old health worker died in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district a day after receiving the coronavirus vaccination, with the autopsy report attributing the death to 'cardio-pulmonary disease'.

The family of Mahipal, who was working as a ward boy in the state-run Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital, said he was not suffering from any ailment other than fever and cough, and blamed his death on the vaccination.

But the UP government said the man died due to septicemic shock and cardiac arrest and the death was not related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

With PTI inputs 

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