According to Prakasam district health authorities, Dr Lakshmi was fine for a day after receiving the vaccine. She had availed treatment for fever as an outpatient at the government general hospital in Ongole on Sunday. However after a day, her symptoms worsened and she was admitted.
After a significant drop in vitals, she was shifted to private hospital with better infrastructure but when there was no improvement, the medical team at the government general hospital suggested shifting her to a better facility.
Prakasam district collector P Bhaskar said the dentist served as a general duty officer at the government hospital. “We are constantly monitoring her health. At this juncture, we cannot tell what triggered her illness solely based on diagnostic indicators. We have shifted her to Chennai in an advance life-support ambulance along with a team of medical personnel to support her during the transportation,” said Bhaskar.
District medical and health officer, Dr P Ratnavali, said that the dentist had been suffering from some infection before the administration of the vaccine. “The fever caused by the vaccine might have aggravated her infection, leading to septic shock,” said Dr Ratnavali.