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ASHA Worker Booked for Giving 10-month-old Water Mixed with Sanitiser at Health Centre in Tripura

Representative image.

Representative image.

After the baby was administered a polio vaccine at the health centre in Sonamura village on Tuesday, his mother asked the ASHA worker to give drinking water.

A ten-month-old baby in Tripura's Unakoti district was allegedly given water mixed with sanitiser to drink at a health centre where he was taken for administering a polio vaccine, police said on Wednesday.

A police complaint was registered against the ASHA (accredited social health activist) worker for giving the baby sanitiser-mixed water, officer-in-charge of Kumarghat police station Pradyot Datta said.

After the baby was administered a polio vaccine at the health centre in Sonamura village on Tuesday, his mother asked the ASHA worker to give drinking water, police said.

After drinking the water the baby got unwell and was taken to a hospital.

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Datta said that as per the preliminary investigation it was found to be a mistake.

Health officials said the baby was undergoing treatment and his condition is stable.

first published:August 12, 2020, 22:10 IST