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No deaths among fully vaccinated people recorded in Nagaland so far

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jul 12, 2021 10:28 pm
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Vials of covishield at a hospital in Kohima. (EM image)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 12 (EMN):
Nagaland Health department on Monday stated that the state has not recorded a single case of death from among those who have been fully vaccinated.

The principal director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao, told journalists on Monday that “As of today, we have not come across any such cases (died after second taking dose)”.

“There is no record of anyone dying after receiving the second dose fully. The time period after crossing 14 days of the second dose, we have not come across any record of dying from this disease (Coronavirus),” he claimed.

The remark came a day after the chief secretary of Nagaland tweeted that out of 375 Covid-19 deaths recorded since February this year, “two deaths occurred after full vaccination of which one was within two weeks of second dose”.

The principal director stated that “there could be some comorbid conditions existing in such patients” but Nagaland does not have a research laboratory to conduct studies on such cases.

‘The second dose of vaccine will take its full action only after a period of two weeks. Before the actual immune system is built up, many coincidences may be there, whereby somebody may succumb to the viral attack,’ the official said.

Covid vaccines have been developed to build immune system in human body. Some amount of immunity will be created with first dose but it will be left incomplete, because of which second dose is advised. Vaccine is doing excellent and is the only weapon against Coronavirus, which is why citizens have been asked to immunise, he added.

Preparations underway to tackle third wave

Meanwhile, Khimiao gave an update on the department’s preparation to tackle a possible third wave, which many feared would affect the children.

‘The department has been conducting training programmes to doctors and nurses at the district-level to handle pediatric age group. This will be a continuous process in the coming days,’ he informed.

‘Talking about paediatric condition in the state, we don’t have sufficient paediatricians to cover the entire state. It is pertinent on our part that we train doctors and nurses to handle cases in children,’ the official said.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jul 12, 2021 10:28:07 pm