18 children died in Uzbekistan after drinking cough syrup made in India! The name of this company came, know the details2 min read
Suspected death of 18 children in Uzbekistan after drinking cough syrup made in India
‘Doc-1 Max’, a syrup manufactured by Marion Biotech, was blamed for the death.
new Delhi, There has been a case of suspicious death of children abroad after drinking cough syrup made in India. This time 18 children died in Uzbekistan. As soon as the information is received, Uttar Pradesh-based pharmaceutical firm Marion Biotech has been asked to stop the production of medicines containing propylene glycol. Let us tell you that News18 on Wednesday highlighted the news on the Uzbek news website AKI.com, which claimed that a syrup manufactured by Marion Biotech, ‘Doc-1 Max’, was responsible for the death of around 18 children. Was. According to the report, the children were admitted to the hospital due to severe respiratory illness.
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After the intervention of the Ministry of Health, a joint team of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and the Uttar Pradesh Drug Control and Licensing Authority inspected the construction site of Marion Biotech on 27 December. The samples collected from the plant have been sent for testing. One such case came to light when similar deaths of children were reported in Gambia allegedly due to Made-in-India syrup.
Deadly chemical found
Uzbek media reports cited preliminary laboratory studies by Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health, which showed the presence of ethylene glycol, the deadly chemical that was blamed for the deaths in the Gambia, in Dok-1 Max syrup. On the other hand, in an email sent by News18, the World Health Organization said that it is in touch with the health authorities in Uzbekistan and is ready to assist in further investigation. It may be noted that earlier the death of 66 small children in the Gambia of Africa was also blamed on a syrup made in India.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 29, 2022, 14:03 IST