In a case of medical negligence reported from Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, 20 villagers were administered a dose of Covaxin after the first dose of Covishield.
The Chief Medical Officer of the district has ordered a probe in the entire episode and has assured action against those who will be found guilty of laxity.
The incident was reported from Badhni Primary Health Care Centre where around 20 people from Audahi Kalan were given Covishiled as their first dose of vaccine but on May 14 they were administered a second dose and were inoculated with Covaxin by the health workers.
However, all the people who got a ‘cocktail’ of vaccines are doing fine at the moment.
Talking to media here on Wednesday, CMO Siddharthnagar, Sandeep Chaudhary said, “there are no such guidelines from the government of India on any kind of ‘cocktail’ of vaccines and hence this is a matter of negligence. The person who is getting the first dose of a particular vaccine should get the second dose of the same vaccine as well. An enquiry was ordered in this case and our senior officers went to the spot and conducted enquiry. On the basis of which clarification has been asked from people who have been named in the enquiry report. After this proper action will be taken against those who will be found guilty.”