Government’s clean chit to Medan Pharma on Gambia case: Said- no adulteration in cough syrup of the company

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The government has given a clean chit to the company in the case of death of 66 children in Gambia allegedly after consuming Indian cough syrup. The central government said that Medan Pharma’s syrup is of standard quality. No adulteration has been found in it. The government has given this information in the Rajya Sabha. A few days ago 70 children died in Gambia. Later it was found that the children died due to kidney infection. These deaths were linked to cough syrup made in India. On October 5, the World Health Organization had issued an alert regarding 4 cough syrups of India’s Maiden Pharmaceuticals. This was followed by a major U-turn in the alleged death of 70 children in Gambia allegedly from Indian cough syrup. It was said that it has not yet been confirmed that the cough medicine made in India was the reason for the death of the children. This information was given by Reuters quoting Gambia’s Medicine Control Agency.

Gambia said – Indian syrup killed children
Tejan Zalo, a representative of the Gambia Medicine Control Agency, told a press conference on October 31 that it has not yet been confirmed that the children’s kidneys were damaged by the Indian cough syrup. We are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the death of the children. So far it is known that 70 children died due to cough medicine.

Responding to this issue, WHO also questioned the syrup of Indian companies. The WHO said that Maiden Pharmaceuticals’ Promethazine Oral Solution, Cofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Macoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup are of poor quality. In Gambia, 66 children have died due to chronic kidney failure. It is quite possible that the children died due to the use of these syrups. These products are currently only found in The Gambia. WHO had issued a medical product alert. This is very serious not only for countries like Gambia, but also for India.

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The country had taken a major U-turn in the Gambia over the alleged death of 70 children allegedly from Indian cough syrup. Said that it has not yet been confirmed that the cough medicine made in India is the reason for the death of the children. This information was given by Reuters quoting Gambia’s Medicine Control Agency. Read full news…

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