The ASHA worker, identified as 44-year-old Vijaya Lakshmi, was vaccinated earlier on 19 January following which she fell ill.
She complained of severe headache and fever on 22 January, three days after she took a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the ASHA worker’s family members alleged that she died after the Covid-19 vaccine was administered to her.
Guntur district Collector Samuel Anand met the family of the deceased at the hospital and promised her son a job, a house site and monetary compensation from the government.
He said the exact cause of the ASHA worker’s death would be revealed only after a post-mortem but maintained that not a single Adverse Event Following Immunisation was reported in the district as 10,099 healthcare staff were vaccinated in the first eight days.
ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the GGH demanding that a compensation of ₹50 lakh be paid to the deceased’s family.
“We first took her to a private hospital and later shifted to the GGH as her condition worsened. She was a very fit person and rendered tireless service during COVID-19 time,” the ASHA worker’s brother said.
The GGH doctors declared her dead today and sent her body for autopsy to find the reason behind her death.