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Health Ministry launches probe into patient’s death following vaccine administration

March 31, Colombo (LNW): The Ministry of Health has initiated an investigation following the unfortunate demise of a 50-year-old patient at Ragama Teaching Hospital shortly after receiving a vaccine.

The patient, who was admitted to the hospital for treatment related to an ear condition, passed away after reportedly receiving the ‘co-amoxiclav’ vaccine, commonly used as an antibiotic for bacterial infections.

Dr. Sampath Ranaweera, the hospital’s director, confirmed the commencement of a comprehensive internal probe at the hospital level to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Although the exact cause of death remains undetermined, authorities are considering the possibility of an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

The incident has raised concerns, prompting authorities to delve deeper into the sequence of events leading to the patient’s unfortunate demise.

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