Company raided in Kundli.
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The case of death of 66 children in the African country of Gambia after taking cough syrup is being linked to a pharmaceutical company in Sonepat. In this episode, apart from Haryana, teams of Drug Controller Department of Delhi, Chandigarh reached the company located at Kundli on Thursday and started investigation.
The raid was conducted for the third time in a week. Five samples of medicines related to the pharmaceutical company have been sent for investigation. At the same time, production, sale and export have been banned in the company till the investigation report comes.
Reports have been sought from the concerned company for procurement of raw materials, qualification of chemists engaged in manufacturing and drug exports. At the same time, investigation is being done by taking possession of the records of the company. The action is being directed by Drug Controller Manmohan Taneja, while the team is headed by DLO Rakesh Dahiya.
WHO had told four drugs to be deadly
The World Health Organization has declared four Indian drugs as deadly. These four medicines are related to cough in children. All four are exported. Recently, in many countries, the condition of children started deteriorating after drinking cough syrup. Many of those children had died. The death of 66 children is being reported in the African country of Gambia alone. Its complaint was made to the Government of India through WUHO.
Children’s kidneys are failing
In the post-mortem report in the country of Gambia, it was revealed that deep wounds were forming in the kidneys of children who had taken the drug. The children’s kidneys were failing due to wounds and bleeding. Children were dying because of non-functioning kidneys. It was also told in the investigation that the above effect on the kidneys was happening only by drinking cough syrup. In the preliminary investigation, four cough syrups from India, four cough syrups, promethazone oral solution, cfiximelin baby cough syrup, macoff baby cough syrup and magrip cold syrup were identified.
Of the four companies whose names came up, one is located in Kundli, Sonepat. The cough syrup of a company named Maiden Pharma was being exported. As soon as the information was received, there was a stir in the Department of Food and Drug Administration. In a hurry, a team of officers was raided and the company was raided. Samples of suspected drugs were collected from the company after raids on October 1, 3 and October 6. So far five samples have been sent for investigation.