Uzbekistan has said that at least 18 children in the country have died after allegedly taking cough medicine made in India. India is ready to investigate this allegation.Statement on cough deaths in Uzbekistan:
The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, in a statement, said that 18 children died after consuming Doc-1 Max cough syrup – manufactured by Marion Biotech, based in Noida.
The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, in a statement, said that the children who died had consumed Doc-1 Max cough syrup – made by Noida-based Marion Biotech. Laboratory tests of one type of syrup revealed the presence of ethylene glycol, a toxic substance, the ministry said.
He also said that the syrup is given to children at home without a doctor’s note, neither their parents nor the advice of pharmacists, in doses higher than the children’s treatment regimen. It was found that children, before being taken to the hospital, take this syrup at home for 2-7 days, in doses of 2.5-5 ml three or four times a day, which is more than the therapeutic regimen, to the message said.
Parents used the syrup as a cold remedy. After the deaths of 18 children, Doc-1 Max tablets and syrup were withdrawn from all pharmacies in the country, the statement said, adding that seven employees were fired for failing to investigate the situation. time to act.
Teams from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO – northern region) and the Uttar Pradesh Drug Control Authority will conduct a joint investigation, we learnt.