ALLAHABAD In a big medical goof up, three elderly women who went
to take the Covid-19 vaccine were mistakenly given an anti-rabies injection in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli.
The incident took place at the Kandhala Community Health Centre of Shamli. The medical negligence by the health center came to light after the condition of the elderly ‘woman receiving the jab became serious and the relatives complained to the chief medical officers demanding action.
The three women, identified as Saroj, 70, Anarkali, 72, and Satyavati, 60, on Thursday reached the community health center to get their first Covid jab. According to the report, as soon as they reached the center, health workers asked them to get a syringe of Rs 10 each from outside, and later they were allegedly administered the antirabies injection. All the elderly three women, who are said to be illiterate, returned back their respective homes after receiving the shots.