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Infant dies after receiving anti-polio injection

PTI 27 Jun 2015, 18:13:52 PM IST

Hajipur: A seven-month-old girl died while six other children are undergoing treatment at a government hospital after being administered anti-polio injections at Shahpur village in Bihar's Vaishali district.

Civil Surgeon (CS) of Vaishali Ramashish Kumar said that seven-month-old girl Sonali Kumari died at her home late last night after she was administered the anti-polio injection during the day.

Six other children of the village under Ganga bridge police station have been admitted to Sadar hospital for similar reason (been administered injection), he said.

Sadar Hospital doctor B N Jha, who is treating children at the hospital, said that the children complained of vomiting and shivering among others.

The CS said a team under Executive Director of state Health department Rahul Kumar has gone to the village to probe the matter.

He said that till now anti-polio drop used to be given to children and this was the first time that vaccination centre of the district went for anti-polio injection.