Complainant Pratap Chandra, a resident of Ruchi Khand, said he took the first dose of Covishield on April 8 at a private hospital in Aashiana. He was due to get the second shot 28 days later but following a new notification advising longer gap, he waited.
Chandra, who runs a travel business, also said he was unwell after getting the first dose.
“On May 21, I heard ICMR director Balram Bhargava on Doordarshan saying that after the first dose of Covishield vaccine, good levels of antibodies are produced in the body, but with Covaxin, an adequate immune response is triggered only after the second dose,” he said.
Thereafter on May 25, Chandra decided to get an antibody test done for Covid-19 at a private lab approved by ICMR. The lab sent its staff to collect his blood sample.
“On May 27, I got the report which was negative, meaning that no antibody had developed even after taking the vaccine. On the contrary, my platelet count had lowered to 1.5 lakh from 3 lakh. I have been defrauded in the name of vaccine and my life is at risk,” he claimed.
In his complaint, Chandra has named the owner of the vaccine manufacturing company, the joint secretary health in central government, ICMR director, director of National Health Mission and director of WHO.
ADCP, east zone, Qasim Abidi, said that the application was received in Aashiana late on Sunday evening and will be sent to CMO Lucknow for his view.
Based on that, further action will follow.