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Infant dies after routine vaccination


Mumbai : A two-and-half-month-old boy died after allegedly being administered a vaccine at a private hospital in suburban Chembur here.

According to the victim’s family, a resident of Chembur, the infant was given HIB vaccine at the hospital around 1.30 pm yesterday and he was found dead this morning.

“The HIB vaccine was administered as part of routine vaccination. After that the baby was fine, but this morning we found that he had turned pale and was lying motionless. We realised that he was dead,” a family member said.

“We took the baby to the same hospital again. However, the doctor and staff arrived one hour later and attempted to hush up the matter,” the relative alleged.

The family lodged a complaint in this regard at the RCF police station.

A case has been registered and the infant’s body has been sent to J J hospital for post-mortem, a police official said.

“The family has alleged that the baby died as a result of the vaccination. However, we will get to know the real reason behind the death once we receive the post-mortem report,” the officer added.

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