Karnataka woman dies week after taking shot | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: A 68-year-old woman from Chikkaballapura, constituency of the state health minister, died on Sunday, a week after she took the Covid-19 vaccine. The woman visited at least six hospitals before breathing her last in Chikkaballapura district hospital.
However, district health officials said the death is not related to the Covid-19 vaccine and that she died of a brain haemorrhage.
Venkatalakshmamma of Burudagunte village, Chintamani taluk, took the shot on March 14. She suffered a stroke 24 hours later and was taken to various hospitals.
Venkatalakshmamma’s son Muniyappa said his mother was doing well before taking the vaccine. “After taking the jab, she developed fever and was unable to speak,” Muniyappa said. “We took her to the taluk government hospital where doctors referred her to the district hospital. But doctors at the district hospital told us to take her to a Bengaluru hospital.”
The family’s ordeal continued as many hospitals in Bengaluru denied her admission. “I took her to Victoria hospital and Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, and the answer was same: No beds,” Muniyappa said. “Eventually, I took her to a private hospital where they said a day’s charge would be Rs 15,000. We had no choice, so we admitted her. The bill touched Rs 32,000 the next day.”
Unable to afford the expense, Muniyappa took his mother back to Chikkaballapura district hospital. She died there around 4pm on Sunday. Indira Kabade, district health officer, insisted Venkatal akshmamma’s death wasn’t due to the vaccine. “She suffered a stroke and had a brain haemorrhage,” she said.
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