After the Gambian children’s death row, the health ministry of Uzbekistan has claimed that as many as 18 children have lost their lives in the country after consuming medicines manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company. Uzbekistan claims 18 children died after drinking Made in India syrup.
After the Gambian children’s death controversy, the health ministry of Uzbekistan has alleged that 18 kids have died in the country after consuming medicines manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company.
According to the reports by Uzbekistan’s local news website, tablets and syrup, ‘Dok-1 Max’, manufactured by the Uttar Pradesh-based Marion Biotech, are allegedly behind the deaths of several children. These kids were hospitalised with acute respiratory diseases, the report said.
The press report quoted Uzbekistan’s health ministry’s primary laboratory studies which showed the presence of ethylene glycol—the deadly chemical which was held responsible for deaths in the Gambia—in the Dok-1 Max syrup.
A response to the mail sent to the World Health Organization for confirmation on the development told that “WHO is in contact with health authorities in Uzbekistan and is ready to assist in further investigations. No further details were shared on the matter.
Mails sent to Marion Biotech and Uzbekistan’s health ministry did not fetch any response. A text message dropped to two spokespersons of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is yet to elicit a reaction. This report will be updated as soon as any of them sends a reply.
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