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Two kids die after being given measles vaccine

PTI | 04:06 PM,Jun 06,2012

Satna (MP), Jun 6 (PTI) Two kids today died soon after being administered vaccine for measles in the Majhgawan village of the district, police said. The children - Ravi Yadav (1) and Deepu Tripathi (9 months), died within half-an-hour of being given the measles vaccine at a public health centre in Majhgawan village, about 47 kms from here, police said. Officer in-charge of the health centre, Dr D N Gautam, said the inoculation officer, Satyendra Singh, had been immediately suspended after the incident. An inquiry would be conducted under the supervision of the additional district magistrate, Satna, police said. The injections used for administering the vaccine have been seized and sent for testing, police said. PTI COR AS GK GK