A person who tested positive after taking the Covid-19 vaccine has died at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in Upper Assam’s Jorhat district.

Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati confirmed that Sankar Prasad Khound, who had taken the vaccine, died of Covid-19 on Tuesday.

Khound is a resident of Atila Gaon in the district.

A total of four people who had received the Covid-19 vaccine at JMCH later tested positive for the virus on March 13 and 14.

According to Khound’s son Arnab, his father had been suffering from dysentery and undergone a Covid-19 test on March 13, where he along with his mother tested positive

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Arnab’s parents had received the vaccine shot on the same day and after testing positive were admitted to the JMCH.

The other couple Partha Saikia and his wife, who had been vaccinated with the Khounds had also tested positive and they were admitted to the hospital.

Meanwhile, three more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 after being vaccinated here.

They include CISF personnel Dimbeswar Saikia (51) posted at Jorhat ( Rowriah) Airport,  Pranjal Saikia the personal security officer to the general observer Manjit Singh Brar, who had also tested positive and had to be replaced.

An intern of the hospital, who had been vaccinated also tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the hospital.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com