An elderly man in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district was administered two doses of COVID19 vaccine within a duration of only 30 minutes.

As per reports, the 51-year-old man has been identified as Prasanna Kumar Sahu of Raghupur village in Odisha.
Sahu, who had booked a slot for taking his first dose of COVID19 vaccine, later went to the temporary vaccination camp at the Satyasai Government High School in Khuntapur.

After taking the first dose of COVID19 vaccine in the vaccination camp, he was kept under observation for 30 minutes.

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However, a nurse mistakenly administered the man another dose of COVID19 vaccine while he was under observation.

“I raised the alarm, but by that time, the nurse already administered the vaccine,” a media report quoted Sahu as saying.

After the second dose of COVID19 vaccine was administered, Sahu was asked to undergo observation for two more hours and was given ORS drink, centre observer Rajendra Behera said.

Behera claimed that Sahu was sitting at the vaccination place instead of going to the observation room due to which he was erroneously administered the second dose within a short period.

Betanati Community Health Centre in-charge Dr Sipun Panda said he was aware about the complaint and an inquiry committee would take up the matter before taking any action against the person responsible.

Dr Panda said there was no such adverse reaction seen in Sahu’s body and his condition was stable.

Meanwhile, over 80 lakh COVID19 vaccine doses were administered on the first day of the new phase of COVID19 vaccination which commenced on Monday.

According to the Union health ministry, nearly 81 lakh (80,95,314) doses, including a total of 5,37,123 doses in Northeast states, were administered on the first day of the new phase of COVID19 vaccination on Monday.

According to the data, shared by the Union health ministry while 12,892 doses of Covid19 vaccines were administered in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, Assam recorded 3,30,707 doses of the vaccine, highest in Northeast, administered on the day.

The number of COVID19 doses administered in other states of Northeast include Manipur – 6,589, Meghalaya – 13,052, Mizoram – 17,048, Nagaland – 9,745, Sikkim – 11,831 and 1,41,848 doses of vaccine were administered in Tripura on Monday.

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