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Death because of Covid Vaccine side effects: Doctor’s Father files Petition in Bombay High Court

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Ambika bhardwaj

Published On: February 02, 2022 at 19:00 IST

A Plea is filed in the Bombay High Court by the father of a medical student. It seeks Rs 1,000 crore in Compensation, accusing that his daughter died because of the side effects of Covid Vaccine.

Respondents in the Petition include Covishield vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, its partner Bill Gates, State and Central authorities.

It was asserted by Petitioner Dilip Lunawat, that his daughter Snehal Lunawat, a Senior Lecturer at a Medical College in Nagpur took the Covishield vaccine on January 28, 2021 and died a month later on March 1, 2021 due its side effects.

Lunawat claims that his daughter was told to take the vaccine because she was a health worker and that the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told him that vaccines are safe.

According to the Plea, on October 2, 2021, the Central Government’s After Effects Following Immunisation (AEFI) Committee accepted his daughter’s death as a consequence of the vaccine’s side effects .

The Plea seeks a declaration that the State Authorities are liable for the death of the Petitioner’s daughter as they gave them false narratives. Hence, they should give them the compensation. 

The Petition further states that the State Authorities should be given the authority to recover the Compensation amount from the liable officials and the manufacturer of the Covishield vaccine, that is Serum Institute, Pune.

According to the Petition, State Authorities should take appropriate actions to prevent further deaths and publicise the side effects of vaccines in accordance with the rules of the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights.

The Petitioner has alleged the Serum Institute of India of providing a false response, claiming that no side effects as stated by the Petitioner were discovered during the vaccine’s clinical trials.