Uzbekistan Children deaths: Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health alleged that 18 children in their country lost their lives due to being given cough syrup (DOK-1 MAX) made in India. In this matter, the Health Organization (WHO) said to cooperate in the investigation. At the same time, the Government of India has also decided to investigate the allegations of the Uzbek government. The statement of the Indian company whose cough syrup is being claimed to have caused the death of children has also come.
The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan had said on Wednesday that children had lost their lives after drinking DOK-1 MAX, a cough syrup made at Marion Biotech Pharma Company in Noida. Uzbekistani officials said that cough syrup DOK-1 MAX contains ethylene glycol, which is a toxic substance. Its use can cause vomiting, fainting, convulsions, kidney failure and heart-related problems. When children were fed this syrup, more than a dozen children lost their lives.
On such news, the Union Health Minister in India Mansukh Mandaviya said that the drug manufacturing company in Noida is being investigated by the country’s highest drug regulator and the UP state drug controller. Further action will be taken on the basis of the report.
The company’s answer came on the allegations of the death of children
Today a statement came from Noida based pharmaceutical manufacturing company (Marion Biotech Pharma Company) on the whole matter. On the allegation of death of 18 children in Uzbekistan, Hasan Harris, Legal Head of Marion Biotech Pharma Company, said that investigation has been done in our company. Right now the sale and manufacture of all our medicines has been banned. I am telling that we have been there (Uzbekistan) for 10 years and never such a case came. Such a case came from the same hospital which raises doubts.
Se syrup removed from all pharmacies in Uzbekistan
On the other hand, the Indian Embassy has asked Uzbekistan for the details of their investigation, so that their aspects are taken into account during the investigation in India. It is being told that the children died in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. When this matter came to light, DOK-1 MAX tablets and syrup have been removed from all pharmacies in the country by the Uzbek government. It is reported that 7 officers have also been suspended. Those officers were accused that they could not understand the situation in time and could not even take necessary steps.
Government of India is conducting such investigation
On the one hand, after the deaths of children, the government of Uzbekistan has started the investigation. At the same time, the Government of India has also started an investigation on the allegations of the Government of Uzbekistan. Here the Uttar Pradesh Drug Controlling and Licensing Authority has started a joint inquiry. In which officers of the Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO-North Zone) have also been made part of the investigation team.