3 babies die after 'measles vaccine'
BSS, Jamalpur http://www.thedailystar.net/2003/09/06/d30906011818.htm
Three infants died while six others fell sick yesterday, having been injected 'measles vaccine' on Thursday at an EPI (Extended Programme of Immunisation) centre at Sabilapur under Melandah upazila.
The dead, each aged about 10 months, were Mitu, daughter of
Khoka Sheikh, Sumyea, daughter of Shakhawat Hossain, and Abu Bakar, son of Suja
Mia of Sabilapur village.
Their bodies were sent to
ABM Aminullah Nuri, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of
Melandah, confirmed the death of three infants, adding that the cause of their
deaths is yet to be determined.
The UNO said the cause of death will be determined after
autopsy. An expert team is expected to arrive here today for further
investigation, he added.
Meanwhile, six others --
Melandah Health Complex sources said the vaccines were made
by Serum Institute of India Ltd.
A case was filed with Melandah Police Station.
Health Assistant Motiyar Rahman and Family Welfare
Assistant Shefali Begum of the EPI centre reportedly went into hiding after the
Source: Informed Parent 4/2003