Ludhiana: 12 students faint after receiving tetanus shots in Machhiwara school
According to sources, the students were given the shots as part of a vaccination drive organised by the health department and soon after being administered the shots, the students started to feel uneasy and fell unconscious
At least 12 students of a government girls senior secondary school in Machhiwara fell ill and fainted after receiving tetanus shots on Thursday. They were rushed to Government Hospital, Machhiwara. After administering treatment, the girls were discharged from the hospital.
According to sources, the students were given the shots as part of a vaccination drive organised by the health department. However, soon after being administered the shots, the students started to feel uneasy and fell unconscious. The school administration immediately rushed the students to civil hospital, where they were given treatment.
A team from the health department has administered vaccination shots to 150 students. Soon after receiving the shots, 12 girls started feeling uneasy. They complained of dizziness and fainted.
The parents of the students reached the hospital and demanded answers from the doctors and the authorities. While the doctors assured them that the students were stable and were receiving the best possible treatment, the parents remained anxious about the safety of their children.
Dr Rishabh Dutt and Dr Manjinder Singhm, who are treating the girls, said that following the instructions of the government the department held an immunisation camp in the school. After administering the first aid, the girls were sent to their respective homes.
The doctors added that only 12 girls have fainted while all other girls who received vaccination shot along with them are fine. They are trying to find the reason behind it.
Dr Minisha, district Immunisation officer, said some of the girls, who might have had anxiety over injection, had complained of dizziness. They were taken to hospital and later sent to their houses after administering treatment.
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