WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after 66 deaths in The Gambia
66 children died due to the use of Indian medicines, and the World Health Organization has issued an alert.
According to the report of a foreign news agency, 66 children died in the African country of Gambia due to the alleged use of cough syrup by an Indian company, after which the World Health Organization issued an alert.
The World Health Organization has declared fever, and cough medicines manufactured in India as hazardous to health.
The death of 66 children has severely damaged the reputation of India, known as the pharmacy of the world.
According to the Indian authorities, they are waiting for the report of the World Health Organization and based on the available information, an investigation has been started.
These syrups named Promethazine, Cofix Melon, Macau, and Magrup are usually prescribed to children.
The Gambia has stopped the import of these medicines from Madin Pharmaceutical Company of India.
The World Health Organization has said in its alert that the samples of these drugs that have been tested have been found to contain chemicals that cause kidney failure.
According to the World Health Organization, these chemicals are used in brake fluids and industrial equipment and are added as cheaper alternatives to certain medications.