Tripura: Central team to submit report on Japanese Encephalitis to Health Secretary

Tripura: Central team to submit report on Japanese Encephalitis to Health Secretary

AGARTALA: The three children who reportedly died after being administered anti-Japanese Encephalitis vaccination has no relation with vaccination as they were suffering from different diseases, health official sources said today.

After a thorough review, the central delegation found that Amit Hassan of Sonamura Sub Division underwent a surgery prior 15 days of the vaccination programme. He had also high fever when he was administered the vaccination.

Kritika Das from Kamalasagar was suffering from breathing problem and Saheli Debbarma was a heart patient.

However, the team would hold a discussion with Tripura Health Secretary – M Nagaraju on June 10 prior leaving the state.

The three-member central delegation who arrived last Sunday to review the fiasco arose following anti-Japanese Encephalitis vaccination in the state today visited West District.

The team visited Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and Tripura Medical College (TMC) to review the patients admitted there. After that, they visited Mandwai where they enquired about the death of Saheli Debbarma who died reportedly due to vaccination.

A total of three children from three different districts died after being administered with anti-Japanese Encephalitis vaccination, as per government official record.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Choudhury said that they have successfully brought 2, 40,000 children out of total 5, 00,000 children under the vaccination programme.

An expert team from the state had already submitted a report regarding their observation to the state government.

"A discussion will be held between Health Secretary and the central team tomorrow. After reviewing both the reports, the government will sit for discussion," the minister said.

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