Bairagi also reported cough, fever and pain in the spinal cord days after getting the first shot, although a direct connection between his ailments and the shot is yet to be established.
Social activist, Nasreen, working with Gas-hit survivors claimed that out of the 1,000 people who were the part of the Covaxine trial in Bhopal, nearly 70-80 % of the volunteers are from gas-hit colonies such as Shankar Nagar, Timer market, Udiya Basti, Garib Nagar, JP Nagar and Shiv Shakti Nagar.
“Every law in the rule book to conduct the Covaxin trial has been overlooked in Bhopal. First they lured the marginalised class by offering free medical check up and Rs 750. Later, dozens of participants of the trial have complained that neither they have been briefed up about the COVID-19 vaccine trial nor they have been given a signed copy of consent form,” claimed Rachna Dhingra of Bhopal Action for information group.
Just like Bairagi, Jitendra Narvariya, a resident of Timber market and sole…