"Not One Death Reported Due To COVID-19 Vaccination": Harsh Vardhan

"Not one death reported due to COVID-19 vaccination. If there is death after vaccination, it's being investigated upon," Harsh Vardhan said.

'Not One Death Reported Due To COVID-19 Vaccination': Harsh Vardhan

"COVID-19 has strengthened the country's health sector potential," Harsh Vardhan said

New Delhi:

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said no death had been reported due to COVID-19 vaccination and no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 188 districts of the country in the last seven days.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Vardhan said India had created a crisis created by COVID-19 into an opportunity and boosted health infrastructure.

"Not one death reported due to COVID-19 vaccination. If there is death after vaccination, it's being investigated upon. Even routine side effects have a negligible number. Relevant stakeholders are working continuously on post-COVID symptoms," he said.

"COVID-19 has strengthened the country's health sector potential. We turned a crisis into an opportunity. From 1 lab to 2,500 labs, we have improved. Genome sequencing, which is being talked about now, has been in Indian labs since May-June last year," Mr Vardhan added.

Union Health Ministry has approved two vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - under Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU).