By G. Rajiv, TNN
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Putting to rest all the fears related to pentavalent vaccine in the state, the autopsy report of Ancy, the 58-day-old infant who died after the immunisation, has confirmed that the death occurred due to breathlessness, not due to vaccination.
The report has confirmed that Ancy suffered breathlessness during sleep and it led to her death. Sources said breathlessness might have occurred during breastfeeding. The infant might have slept while feeding and the milk might have entered her nasal strips, which could have caused breathlessness.
Ancy, daughter of Shabeer and Sajila, was given the pentavalent vaccine on December 14, the day the immunisation campaign was launched in Kerala as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Ancy developed fever in the night and the next day morning she died. The parents and relatives of the baby had alleged that the vaccine was responsible for her death.
Now, the autopsy report will be sent to the World Health Organisation expert team which made a visit to Kerala following the controversy over the death of the infant.
[Note from Jagannath Chatterjee: Pentavalent Vaccine Death in Kerala ascribed to “wrong breastfeeding.” We had predicted that this death would be ascribed to other reasons, as it has happened earlier also. We can no longer trust organisations like WHO, GAVI and BMGF who think nothing about the lives of children. Such deaths have happened in other countries also, and in developed countries such deaths now even have a name, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or even Shaken Baby Syndrome if the child suffers internal hemorrhage from the vaccine. The unfortunate parents are even blamed for such vaccine induced deaths and taken into custody. I personally know some of such parents, who after the tragedy, have researched on such deaths and come out with a book called Vaccines and SIDS. In this particular case the administration need not take the trouble of teaching Indian mothers how to breastfeed. They have done it for thousands of years and don’t need to depend upon a morally corrupt administration.]