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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2 Infants Dead, 3 In Serious Condition From Measles Vaccine, 2 Doctors and Nurse charged for doing their job

The measles vaccine killed two infants and left 3 others in serious condition in India. Of course, the trusty 'milk aspiration' or catch all SIDS was not applicable here because 3 other babies were left in serious condition. When this occurs, look out poor doctors and nurses doing their will be the scapegoats!!!

Vaccine deaths: FIR against nurse, 2 doctors
TNN Aug 4, 2011, 07.44am ISTJAIPUR: Along with the general nurse & midwife (GNM), two doctors have also been named in an FIR for alleged carelessness in administering contaminated measles vaccine which resulted in the death of two infants in Nagaur recently.

Three infants are still undergoing treatment at J K Lone Hospital here.

The villagers lodged an FIR against the medical officer of primary health centre in Deoli Dr Subhash Bhaskar, block chief medical officer Ashok Singh Rajawat and GNM Meratiya at the Moretha police station of Nagaur district on Wednesday.

A senior medical and health department official in Nagaur said, "Keeping in mind the gravity of the situation, the department is planning to dismiss them." The FIR was lodged by Gopal Ram, uncle of an infant admitted to JK Lone hospital in a serious condition three days ago.
The department said a team has prepared the report on the case. "The team stated there was negligence in administering the vaccines, therefore, the department has dismissed the GNM and filed a chargesheet against four doctors in Nagaur on the direction of health minister A A Khan," a senior medical directorate official said.

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