Uzbekistan Cough Syrup Deaths: Three executives of a pharmaceutical firm have been arrested on Friday in Noida, UP, adjacent to Delhi. The case is related to the deaths of 18 children in Uzbekistan in December last year after drinking cough syrup.
At the same time, two officers of director level are absconding, in whose search the police is raiding.
Investigation found fake and adulterated syrup
According to the police, the action was taken on the complaint of a drug inspector of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). An FIR was lodged late Thursday night against five officials, including two directors, of Marion Biotech at the Phase police station in Noida.
According to the complainant Drug Inspector, the samples of the medicines of Marion Biotech were tested. Adulterated and fake were found among them.
These include the accused
FIR was nominated. Station in-charge Vijay Kumar told that two directors of the company are absconding. The arrested accused include operations head Tuhin Bhattacharya, manufacturing chemist Atul Rawat and analytical chemist Mool Singh.
Samples of the medicine were examined in December, it was found that the company manufactures adulterated and spurious medicines, not according to the standard. A few days ago some children died abroad (Uzbekistan) allegedly after consuming the same medicine, an inquiry was conducted on the same complaint: Ram Badan Singh, DCP, Central Noida pic.twitter.com/PORh92BuW2
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Sample failure of cough medicine Doc-1
Actually, Marion Biotech has its office in Sector 67 of Noida. In December last year, the company’s cough syrup Doc-1 came under scrutiny. Uzbekistan had claimed that 18 children had died there after drinking this syrup.
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