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Nine month old twins die just minutes after measles vaccination

Monday, December 13, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: measles, vaccination, health news


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(NaturalNews) A pair of nine-month old twin girls died within minutes of being given a measles vaccine at a private clinic in Ghaziabad, India.

The girls were taken by their uncle, Akhil Sharma, to receive a measles vaccine at the Divya Nursing Home.

"I took them for the vaccination around 6 p.m. on Wednesday," Sharma said. "They were given the vaccination around 7:15 pm. In 15 minutes, the children started breathing heavily."

When the first girl began to experience distress -- breathing heavily and vomiting -- her sister had not yet been vaccinated. Sharma asked the doctor to hold off on vaccinating the second girl, but he insisted on going ahead. The second girl went into distress, and both girls lost consciousness.

"Even as the condition of one of my daughters deteriorated, the doctor told us that we need not worry since it was a normal reaction to the vaccine," the girls' father, Sunil Sharma, said. "The deteriorating condition of the baby did not deter him from administering the vaccine to my other daughter."

The doctor then transferred the girls to another hospital and vanished. The girls went into critical condition and their family rushed them to a third hospital.

"We took the twins to Ganesh Hospital in Nehru Nagar where doctors again declared them dead," Sunil Sharma said. "Then we informed the police, and handed over the bodies and lodged the complaint at Kavi Nagar police station."

"I have given orders to seal the hospital and take samples of the vaccine," said SSP Raghubir Lal. "We have approached the Chief Medical Officer to probe the incident."

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

"We have sent the viscera of both the babies for forensic examination and a central government team is also examining the case," Chief Medical Officer A.K. Dhawan said.

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