According to reports, three women were given anti-rabies injection instead of Covid-19 vaccination at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, claims their families. The women were identified as Saroj, Anarkali and Satyavati.
They had gone to the government community health center in Kanhla to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus on Thursday. Reportedly, after administering the doses, they were given anti-rabies vaccine slips, which resulted in a protest by their family members at the centre.
Health center in-charge Bijendra Singh said that an investigation would be conducted to look into the matter. He further added that strict action will be taken against the erring medical officials if found guilty.
Meanwhile, India reported a rise of 1,45,384 coronavirus cases, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, as the country's tally reached 1,32,05,026. In many parts of the country, night curfews and restrictions are back amid concerns over the second wave of Coronavirus.
The number of active cases in India has now crossed the 10 lakh mark. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with 32.8 lakh total cases to date. Also, above 9.78 crore doses of vaccines have been given so far in India. However, several states have claimed a shortage of vaccines.
Fresh restrictions have been placed in parts of the country as a measure to contain the spread of infection. On Friday, all schools and colleges in Delhi have been shut till further notice. Madhya Pradesh too has announced restrictions in cities till Monday. A night curfew has been imposed in Bengaluru and six other cities in Karnataka till April 20.