Central Team to Probe MP Vaccine Deaths
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17 March 2010
Union health ministry has rushed a team of vaccination experts to investigate the death of four infants in Damoh town in north Madhya Pradesh. Twenty infants below the age of two years were administered tetanus and anti-measles vaccine in two anganwadi centres on Friday.
Four of these children, aged less than one year, died after vomiting and frothing from the mouth and nose. The visiting team from the Centre reached Damoh on Tuesday and started their inquiry.
Madhya Pradesh health minister Anup Mishra, meanwhile, suspended four health officials including a doctor responsible for the vaccination programme in Damoh district.