The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert about 4 cough and chilly syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals in India, warning they might be linked to the deaths of 66 youngsters within the Gambia.
The UN well being company additionally cautioned the contaminated medicines could have been distributed outdoors the West African nation, with international publicity “attainable”.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus advised reporters the 4 chilly and cough syrups in query “have been probably linked with acute kidney accidents and 66 deaths amongst youngsters”.
“The lack of these younger lives is past heartbreaking for his or her households.”
Tedros mentioned WHO was additionally “conducting additional investigation with the corporate and regulatory authorities in India”.
According to the medical product alert issued by WHO Wednesday, the 4 merchandise are Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup.
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