Madurai: A 29-year-old man died while being rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) on Saturday following sudden breathlessness.
The deceased who was identified as D Andrew Simon, is a resident of Pudhu Vilangudi, Madurai, and was a software engineer by profession.
According to sources, a day before he was vaccinated against COVID in Madurai and within 21 hours of inoculation Simon developed sudden breathing difficulty and collapsed on Saturday morning at his residence. He was hurried to the Government Rajaji Hospital, where he was declared brought dead at around 10.45 a.m.
However, the real cause of death is yet to be ascertained, a serious Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) is suspected.
Sources also revealed that Simon has been said a diabetic for the past six months, but he was not taking any medications. Health officials said that Simon had no history of hypertension, COPD or tuberculosis, and there is no history of him being allergic to drugs or food.
Dr. KV Arjun Kumar at GRH told to The Hindu, “The postmortem report will give a clear picture on the cause of death and to find out if there was any connection with the vaccination.”