Covishield developer Serum Institute is facing a legal compensation case, as the vaccine administered to a Maharashtra medical student turned fatal. Her father and Aurangabad resident has approached Bombay HC seeking compensation of Rs 1,000 crore from Maharashtra govt, Centre and vaccine maker SII claiming his daughter, a medical student, died due to adverse effects of Covishield vaccine that she was administered in January last year.
The plea in the court stated Snehal was assured the COVID vaccine was completely safe, and posed no risk or threat to the body, and ”was, therefore, compelled to take vaccine at the college since she was a health worker”.
Covishield turns fatal for Aurangabad Medical Student
Petitioner Dilip Lunawat claims that his daughter Snehal Lunawat, a senior lecturer at a Medical College in Nagpur took the Covishield vaccine on January 28, 2021 and died due to it’s side effects a month later on March 1, 2021.
Lunawat has contended that his daughter was compelled to take the vaccine as she was a health worker and was given a false narrative by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that vaccines are
According to the petition, the Central government’s After Effects FolIowing Immunisation (AEFI) Committee, on October 2, 2021, accepted his daughter’s death was a result of the side effects of the vaccine.
The petition seeks a declaration that the state authorities are responsible for causing the petitioner’s daughter’s death by false narratives and to compensate her.
“The Petitioner lost her elder daughter, who was just 33 years old. His loss can neither be explained in words nor can be compensated in terms of money. Only some sort of succor can be done by awarding compensation,” the plea states, seeking Rs 1,000 crore as
interim compensation to the family.