COVID-19: Woman in Bihar administered both Covaxin, Covishield jabs in 5 minutes

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 05:41 PM IST
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In a yet another strange COVID-19 vaccine mixing incident, a woman in Bihar was administered shots of Covishield and Covaxin in a span of just five minutes. According to a India Today report, the woman identified as as Sunila Devi, who was given both the doses, is doing okay and is under the observation of a medical team, officials have said.

The incident took place on June 16 at a village in Punpun block of rural Patna in Bihar.

As per the report, Sunila Devi had gone to a vaccination camp at a school in Beldarichak on June 16. She claimed that after completing the registration, she stood in a queue after which she was administered a Covishield jab. After taking the jab, the health officials asked her to wait for observation for five minutes.

However, when she was waiting in the observation room, another nurse came and administered a jab of Covaxin.

Sunila Devi claims, "I told her that I had already got one jab, but she said another jab will be given in the same hand." She has demanded the authorities to act against those responsible for the negligence.

The health department has, meanwhile, sought an explanation from the nurses at the vaccination camp, Chanchala Devi and Sunita Kumari.

Punpun Block Development Officer Shailesh Kumar Kesari said, “The two nurses have been issued show cause notice and an explanation has been sought from them for their responsible behaviour.”

Post the incident, a medical team was tasked to constantly monitor the medical condition of Sunila Devi.

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