11 Children Die After Taking Polio Vaccine in India
Apr. 04, 1995
NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ Angry villagers ransacked and burned a government-run health clinic in West Bengal state where 11 children died and 38 others fell ill after taking oral polio vaccine.
At least 34 children are in serious condition in local hospitals, Press Trust of India news agency said. The vaccine dosage was given Monday.
Police fired gunshots in the air to disperse the crowd, which also had set on fire homes of some medical staff and a police jeep in Debogram village, 100 miles south of Calcutta, PTI said.
The polio vaccine of the same batch has been withdrawn from hospitals in the state, the news agency said.