WHO probing Indian cough syrups after 66 children die in Africa

Gambia,06/10: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday raised an alert against four India-made cough and cold syrups whose consumption may have led to the death of more than 60 children in The Gambia, a country in west AfricaThe WHO has today issued a medical product alert for four contaminated medicines identified in The Gambia that have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children. The four medicines are cough and cold syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited in Haryana, India,” WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva.


He said the UN health body was conducting further investigation with the company and regulatory authorities in India. “The loss of these young lives is beyond heartbreaking for their families,” Ghebreyesus added.


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