Guntur: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy granted Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of Asha worker B Vijayalakshmi who died of a brain stroke after being administered the Covid-19 vaccine in Guntur district. Deputy chief minister (health and family welfare) Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani) said the CM had also agreed to provide a job to a family member and a house site to the woman’s family.
Nani visited the family of the deceased in Penumaka village in Tadepalle mandal on Monday to offer his condolences. The minister pointed out that the exact reason behind the death of the Asha worker would be ascertained only after getting a post-mortem report. He pointed out that the chief minister had granted the ex-gratia as a humanitarian gesture.
The minister said that close to 3.9 lakh had been enrolled for the vaccination programme of who around 1.5 lakh have already received the vaccine. He said that 39 recipients had complained of minor health issues like dizziness and mild fever and no major adverse reactions were reported among healthcare professionals who took the shot. — Samdani MN