Jharkhand infant dies after vaccination

Source: thehindu.com

Probe ordered by health department

An infant has died after he was administered a vaccine at a government health centre in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district, Health officials said here on Sunday.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, they said.

Ramgarh Civil Surgeon Dr. Neelam Chaudhary said that three-month-old male child died on February 6 after being administered Penta-2 vaccine to protect from multi-diseases.

The Civil Surgeon said that a probe has been ordered by the health department after the incident came to light, adding that the District Rural Child Health Officer Dr. Vinay Mishra would inquire into the death of the infant.

The infant, identified as Rohan Kumar, son of Rohit Mahato of Patratu village under Gola block of the district died after he was given the vaccine in the government health centre at Gola, said another government official.

Mithlesh Singh, a local representative of the World Health Organisation, said that a case reporting format has been furnished with details of the death of the child after vaccination, adding “the vaccine is safe and given to other children also”.

Labourer dies as building collapses in Masjid Bunder

Source: asianage.com

Mumbai: A labourer died when the a building in Masjid Bunder area collapsed on Friday. The labourers were demolishing the dilapidated Sayyad building as it was extremely damaged due to the fire that broke out on August 3. The incident took place at 5pm.

Five labourers appointed by the contractor were trapped under the debris. Reportedly, three of them are safe while two suffered head injuries. The two injured were taken to the state-run JJ Hospital, where one labourer Farid Khan (45) was declared brought dead while; Abdul Shaikh (24) was receiving treatment at the hospital.

As per the disaster management report, “The building was owned by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) and the Mumbai Fire Brigade had directed the state body to pull down the mostly woo-den structure. The Mhada had appointed a private contractor to demolish the building. However, during the demolition the entire building came crashing down.”  

Mhada spokesperson Vaishali Gadpale said, “Mhada had appointed a contractor and the demolition work was in process when the building came crashing down. To know the reason behind the tragedy, we will definitely investigate the matter.”

Chief fire officer P.S. Rahangdale said, “Mhada was directed to demolish the building after the August 3 fire.”

On August 3, a major fire had engulfed the ground floor of the building but was confined mainly to electrical fittings and appliances. While several people were rescued, firemen battled the blaze for nearly two days before it was extinguished.

The fire brigade control room received a call at 4.24 am on August 3 and the fire was extinguished at 8.55 am on August 5. The fire brigade personnel safely rescued a man and three woman stranded at the upper floors of the ground plus four-storey commercial cum residential building

The building had large quantity of combustible material such as leather purses, plastic sheets etc.