Uzbekistan claims 18 kids died after consuming cough syrup made by Indian firm

Uzbekistan, 29/12: Two months after Gambian authorities linked 70 paediatric deaths to cough syrups made in India, Uzbekistan has alleged that 18 children have died in the central Asian nation following the consumption of a syrup made by another Indian manufacturer.



“To date, 18 out of 21 children with acute respiratory disease have died as a result of taking Doc-1 Max syrup manufactured by the Indian company Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd,” the Uzbekistan health ministry said in a statement.


“It was found that the deceased children, before admission to hospital treatment, took this drug at home for 2-7 days 3-4 times a day, 2.5-5 ml, which exceeds the standard dose of the drug for children.”

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