BANJUL, Oct 14 – Gambia’s government on Friday said the number of child deaths from acute kidney injury, thought to be linked to Indian-made cough syrups, has risen to 70 from a previous toll of 69.
President Adama Barrow gave the update at an emergency cabinet meeting which he convened on Thursday to discuss the crisis, according to a presidency statement.
The syrups were found to be made by New Delhi-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, which has since had one of its factories shut down in northern India as health authorities there investigate.
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Gambia is also investigating the deaths and this week set up a new commission of inquiry to deal with them, the statement said.
Reporting by Pap Saine; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Chris Reese
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OCT 15, 2022
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