In the latest case, 70-year-old Chandradeep Narayan Singh, a resident of Kandra village under Kandra police station, had taken the first dose on Saturday at the Gamharia health centre. The wife of the deceased, Shankari Devi, said her husband suffered complications a day after taking the vaccine and was admitted to the Tata Main Hospital (TMH) in East Singhbhum district on Sunday. He died on Monday while undergoing treatment.
District civil surgeon Dr Himanshu Barwar said, “The post mortem report will conclude the cause of the death and officials of the MGM hospital informed that the process is over and the report would be available by Wednesday.”
The post mortem was done early on Tuesday under the supervision of a three-member medical board comprising doctors from surgery, medicine and forensic departments. The process was also videographed in the presence of the Gamharia circle officer Manoj Kumar, who is deputed as the magistrate for the case.
The civil surgeon said it was the first case of death linked to vaccination in both East Singbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts.
Earlier, Seraikela-Kharsawan DC Arava Rajkamal spoke to his East Singhbhum counterpart Suraj Kumar based on a complaint of the victim’s family to conduct the post mortem under strict supervision to know the cause of death.
Shankari Devi, who is Kandra panchayat mukhia, claimed that her husband was not suffering from any disease at the time of taking the vaccine and believed that cause of death was the vaccine.
In February, a house keeping staff died at a private hospital in Ranchi, a day after getting the vaccine. Early in March, an elderly person died in Jamtara, hours after taking the jab and returned home. Last week, another elderly man in Simdega, who had walked 10km to get the shot, died on way to Rims after developing complications.