According to reports, the incident happened in Bihar Chapra district earlier this week. The incident came to light after a friend of the man saw his vaccination video later.
As the vaccination campaign continues across the country for people over 18, a shocking video of a nurse administering an empty dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a hurry goes viral.
The clip shows the nurse in question busy talking to people in the immunization room and taking the disposable syringe out of the package and pushing it onto the man’s arm. She is never seen filling the syringe of a vial of Covid-19 vaccine.
There are reports that the incident took place in Chapra district of Bihar earlier this week. The incident was revealed after a friend of the man saw their vaccination video later.
“I took the photo on June 21. Later that day I saw a video filmed by my friend Aman Khan who had accompanied me to the vaccination camp,” said Azhar, who is in his 20s. years, to reporters, according to The Telegraph.
“I was shocked to see the nurse just tore the plastic wrap from a disposable syringe and injected me without filling it with vaccine,” he said.
As the clip went viral, with many shares and tagging from many doctors, health officials and ministers of state, authorities stepped in.
“The information on the video has reached me. Upon learning of the negligence, nurse Chanda Kumari was dismissed from her duties with immediate effect. In addition, he was also asked for an explanation within 48 hours, ”Saran District Immunization Officer (DIO) Dr Ajay Kumar told Lallantop.
However, the DIO also said that the nurse did not do this intentionally and that it was a mistake to add that the vaccination center is huge and the staff are under a lot of pressure. According to the report, DIO said the man “will be recalled and receive the first dose of vaccine.”
The incident has raised concerns about the arrangements and safety surrounding Bihar’s Covid vaccination process.