WHO strict about cough syrup deaths, appeals for immediate action, instructions given to countries around the world

WHO on Cough Syrup Deaths: In many countries including Uzbekistan, the case of death of children allegedly due to drinking cough syrup is still in headlines. The World Health Organization has once again warned about its use. The World Health Organization has appealed to the countries of the world to take immediate action in this regard after the cough syrup deaths. Along with this, the global organization has also issued a Global Medical Alert.

Last year in 2022, 19 children died in Uzbekistan after allegedly drinking Indian cough syrup. Two cough syrups made by Noida-based company Marion Biotech were reported to have died.

WHO strict about cough syrup


The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged for immediate and concrete action against such deadly drugs. WHO’s strict attitude has come in the year 2022 after the deaths of children due to cough syrup in many countries including Uzbekistan. The WHO said on Monday that contaminated drugs had killed more than 300 children under the age of five in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.

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High levels of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol were found in cough syrup. The UN health agency also said that the Philippines, Timor Leste, Senegal and Cambodia could potentially be affected as they may also have such drugs for sale. WHO says that since these are not isolated incidents, the organization appeals to various key stakeholders engaged in medical supplies to take immediate action.

WHO gave instructions

The World Health Organization has appealed to countries around the world to detect and remove any substandard medical products from their respective markets. The global body has also been asked to ensure that all medical products in their respective markets are approved for sale by the competent authorities. It has also been asked to provide appropriate resources for inspection and improvement of manufacturing sites within its jurisdiction as per international norms and standards. appeals to the enforcement of appropriate laws to help combat the manufacture, distribution or use of.

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