Woman Experience Blood Clot After Covid-19 Vaccination in Kaduna ……Hospital Distance Self from Trending Video
By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna
Ashmed Specialist Hospital Kaduna have distance self from a trending video of a woman who allegedly had blood clot after being vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine in Kaduna, saying they are not responsible for the video.
The video of one Mrs. Hanatu Tanko, surfaced on social media on Tuesday after she was stabilized from bleeding through the nose and mouth few days after taking the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccination at a Kaduna State facility.
The video had caused palpable fears of being vaccinated amongst Kaduna residents, threatening the campaigns for the Covid-19 vaccination in the State and the country in general.
“They told us that if we don’t collect the injection, they will not pay us salary and that after collecting the injection you have to submit your card and they will tick your name. That was why I had to go and take it.” She said.
Hanatu, had also alleged in the 3mins 47seconds video that she started vomiting blood through her mouth and nose after being forced to take the vaccine by her employer, the Kaduna State Government.
“I collected the vaccine at the Kaduna South Local Government Area Secretariat, on Thursday 25th of March, after collecting it I started vomiting blood on Saturday 27th, later in the day, I continue vomiting blood through my nose and mouth.
“On Sunday we went to Gwamna Awan General Hospital, they just observed me and gave me injection to relief me from the headache, and that was all. They now ask me to come for test, they said I should buy panadol, that was all.
Hanatu, who is an employee of Gwamna Awan General Hospital in Kakuri, was rushed to Ashmed Specialist Hospital, on Tuesday, 30th March, since her place of work couldn’t do anything more to help and her situation was deteriorating.
A situation that Ashmed Hospital, stabilized on her admission.
Speaking on the situation, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), of the hospital, Dr Patrick Echobu, said ” we received her as a patient after she had vaccination six days prior to presentation in this hospital and unknown to us, she granted somebody audience which she was posted on social media.
“We want to say that we are not connected with the information on the media. I just want to let you know also that, all the staff of Ashmed Specialist Hospital has collected their own vaccine.”
Dr. Echobu, explained that “the patient was presented to be having disease spells, which is headache, bleeding from the nose and mouth. I was not the one who examined her, but by the time she came here they put ice on the bleeding nose and everything stopped.”
He said the woman was not vomiting blood as claimed, but that was bleeding from the nose, a condition he called epistasis, which he said could be responsible.
“There are a lot of things that could cause that, it could be chronic illnesses like; hypertension, infection of upper respiratory track infection and the likes even the weather condition, while some have it genetically.
“We learned that she had operation in the throat and also has some medical conditions which she has been treating for a very long time. According to her she was physically fit as at the time she took the vaccine.
“She normally feels uncomfortable after taking any injection according to her and this one may be part of what she normally feels. The only thing we are not too comfortable is the bleeding from the nose and mouth according to what she told the doctor that admitted her.” Ashamed CMD explained.
The fear raised by Hanatu’s, led the state government to swings into action by visiting her in her sick bed to examine her.
“The Epidemiology department of the state was here yesterday and interviewed her to be able to link her condition with the reaction to the vaccine, they asked her several questions and about her health condition and she claimed to have reactions to injection generally. Prior to taking the vaccine, we don’t know whether is reaction of the injection.
“We sincerely commend the effort of Kaduna State Government who had made it possible for everybody to have covid vaccine, we wish them well and also to tell people that yes is good to take the vaccine. The side effect that you may experience might just be like any other side effect of vaccination. Dr. Echobu, added.