The petitioner demanded a compensation of ₹1,000 crore from the vaccine-maker as compensation for his daughter’s death, who, he claimed, died as a result of the side-effects from Covishield.
The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Serum Institute of India (SII), Microsoft founder Bill Gates and others on a petition from a man who blamed side effects from Covishield as the reason behind his daughter’s death, The petitioner has demanded a compensation of ₹1,000 crore from the vaccine-maker.
Dilip Lunwat, the petitioner , a resident of Aurangabad, claimed that his daughter Snehal Lunawat, being a medical student, was compelled to take the anti-Covid vaccine at her college in Nashik on January 28 last year as she came under the category of health worker. Snehal was a doctor and a senior lecturer at SMBT dental college and hospital at Dhamangaon in Maharashtra.
She had taken Covishield, which is developed by the SII.
Days later, she suffered severe headache and vomiting and was rushed to a hospital where doctors found bleeding in her brain, the petition said. Snehal died on March 1 as a result of side-effects from the vaccine, it claimed.
The petition relied on a report submitted by the Centre’s adverse events following immunization (AEFI) committee on October 2.