Day after infant deaths in Jharkhand: Families say they were told fever after vaccine normal, so didn’t panic

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Written by Prashant Pandey
| Ranchi |
Published: April 10, 2018 4:08:06 am


Four infants died after vaccination in Jharkhand. (Representational)

A DAY after the Jharkhand government ordered an inquiry into the death of four infants after vaccination in a village nearly 200 km northwest of Ranchi, family members of two victims said they were told that fever and loose motion were normal side-effects of the vaccines and thus did not panic.

They panicked only after the fever did not subside even after medicines, and by the time they reached the nearest hospital, it was too late. The incident took place at Loinga village of Palamu district — the children were vaccinated on Saturday afternoon, and the four had died by early Sunday. At least four other toddlers were hospitalised. On Monday, officials said their condition has…

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