by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A woman allegedly forced to take COVID-19 vaccine has been hospitalized for vomiting blood through mouth and nose.
The woman, claiming Hamatu Tanko, said she took the vaccine, based on a directive compelling all civil servants in the state to take the jab as panacea for receiving their salaries under the Civil Service.
She said, as a civil servant she went and collected the vaccine on Thursday, 25th March, at Kaduna South local government Secretariat.
The victim maintained that she started feeling dizzily immediately after collecting the injection on Thursday, and started vomiting blood through her mouth and nose on Saturday evening – about two days later.
Mrs Tanko said the vomiting continued unabated, and she was taken to Gwamna Awan General Hospital on Sunday, where she was given injection that relieved the headache, after which she was asked to continue with Paracetamol tablets at home after being discharged. “I was also asked do test.
According to her, she was again later taken to one Asmit Specialist Hospital at Gwa, near Nasarawa area in Kaduna South, as her condition apparently got worse.
Efforts made to confirm from government officials proved abortive, as state internal security and home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, could not respond to calls put across to him.