Belagavi: The parents of three infants has alleged that their babies died days after receiving rubella vaccination. The infants were given the vaccine in their respective village health camps, but died at BIMS Hospital a few days later, informed health officials.
One of the four babies vaccinated on January 11 in Mallapur village and two of the twenty-one babies vaccinated in Bochabala village in Ramdurg Taluk here died mysteriously.
The infants have been identified as Pavitra Halagur (13 months), Madhu Umesh Karagundi (14 months), and Chetan Pujari (15 months). Officials said they were admitted to the Belagavi BIMS Hospital in Ramadurga Taluk for treatment.
The babies developed vomiting symptoms after receiving the rubella vaccinations and were rushed to the hospitals.
The police have informed that the exact cause of the deaths is unknown. However, a post-mortem investigation into the deaths of three infants has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.