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‘Students did not fall ill due to measles rubella vaccine’

Hailakandi DC Adil Khan and SP Mohneesh Mishra visiting the SMCH. - Photo: Hailakandi Correspondent
 HAILAKANDI, Sept 13 - Two students admitted at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) were not cases of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) of the measles rubella (MR) vaccine, District Immunization Officer Dr K Thambalsena has said.

  Dr Thambalsena said the condition of the two students from Sahabad ME Madrassa was quite stable and medical reports have proved that they have not been affected at all by the MR vaccine.

“The students admitted at the medical hospital are not AEFI cases related to MR vaccine but those affected by hysteria and fear of being pricked by needle,” she said.

Dr Thambalsena said there were no fresh cases and all the students who were under observation at Katlicherra Block PHC have been discharged.

Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan and Superintendent of Police Mohneesh Mishra visited the SMCH on Tuesday and took stock of the health of the students. Khan requested the doctors to provide them the best possible medical care.

Katlicherra MLA Suzamuddin Laskar has appealed to the people of his constituency and the district for getting the children immunised. As many as 2.15 lakh children in the district are expected to be covered under the MR vaccination drive.

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