Published on: 03 September 2022 at 22:09 IST
The Serum Institute of India (SII), Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and others have been asked to comment by the Bombay High Court over a case filed by a father who claimed that Covishield side effects were the cause of his daughter’s demise. 100 million in damages have been sought from the vaccine manufacturer by the petitioner.
Snehal was a senior instructor at the SMBT dentistry college and hospital in Dhamangaon, Maharashtra, and she was also a doctor. She had been using Covishield, a product of the SII.
Days later, Snehal began experiencing terrible headaches and vomiting. She was sent to the hospital, where physicians discovered brain haemorrhaging, according to the petition. According to the report, Snehal passed away on March 1 as a result of vaccination adverse effects.
The petition relied on a report submitted by the Centre’s adverse events following immunization (AEFI) committee on October 2.
The petitioner has also requested a response from Bill and Melinda Gates, whose charity collaborated with the SII to hasten the production and distribution of 100 million doses of the vaccine. He also requested a response from the governments of Maharashtra, the Union, and India’s Drug Controller General.
According to the petition, petitioner demanded justice for his daughter as well as “many more individuals who are going to be murdered” as a result of similar occurrences of negative impacts.
On August 26, a Division Bench of Justices S V Gangapurwala and Madhav Jamdar sent notice to each of the petition’s respondents. On November 17, there will be a hearing on the case.