In an unusual incident, a 44-year-old Jharkhand man, who was bedridden for the last five years after he met with an accident, has claimed that he started walking again after he was administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Dularchand Munda, a resident of Salgadih village in Uttasara panchayat area of Bokaro district, was bedridden after meeting with an accident five years back and was unable to walk and speak.
He received his first dose of Serum Institute of India’s anti-coronavirus vaccine Covishield on January 4, according to a report by news agency PTI.
“An Anganwadi worker administered Covishield vaccine to Munda on January 4 at his house. The next day, the family members were shocked when they saw Munda’s lifeless body not only started to move but he regained his speech too,” PTI quoted Peterwar Community Health Centre in-charge Dr Albela Kerketta as saying.
“We saw his reports. This is a matter of investigation,” Dr. Kerketta said.
Days after getting jabbed, Munda claimed that he could stand on his feet and got back his lost voice.
“Glad to have taken this vaccine. There is movement in my legs since taking the vaccine on January 4,” Dularchand told ANI.
Bokaro’s Civil Surgeon Dr. Jitendra Kumar said a three-member medical team has been constituted to examine the “miraculous recovery”. “This is a surprising incident. We will analyze his medical history,” Civil Surgeon Dr. Kumar said.
After receiving the first dose of Covishield, the anti-COVID vaccine Munda, the sole bread earner of his family, not only stood up and started walking but could also speak, much to the astonishment of his family.