30 Students Vaccinated Using Single Syringe; Probe Ordered

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  • The vaccinator said to have recieved only one syringe from higher authorities.
  • The matter surfaced after a vaccinated students parent took notice of it.
  • FIR lodged against Jitendra- the ANM at the Gopalganj police station.

Sagar, MP: ‘They gave just one syringe to me for administering the vaccine jabs and I was asked to do the same. That’s why I gave vaccines to 30 children from a single syringe, ” says ANM Jitendra Rai at school in Madhya Pradesh.

Shortly after the activities were brought into account on Wednesday, the health department registered an FIR against Jitendra at the Gopalganj police station. Subsequently a departmental probe against the district vaccination officer Dr Rakesh Roshan has been recommended to the Sagar divisional commissioner

A complaint was lodged by Dinesh Namdev, one of the parents of the vaccinated children spotted it. “My daughter is a Class 9 student and was among those vaccinated on Wednesday. I enquired from the man vaccinating the kids, as to how many syringes were being used by him to vaccinate the children. His reply was shocking, as he informed that, at least 40 children had been vaccinated with just one syringe. I immediately reported the matter to the school administration,” he said. The complaint mentioned the alleged violation of single use syringe protocol in MPs Sagar district.

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