16 children fall ill after taking banned syrup at Kejriwal's Mohalla clinic, 3 died
16 children fall ill after taking banned syrup at Kejriwal's Mohalla clinic, 3 died

New Delhi: 16 children fell ill and 3 of them lost their lives due to side effects of a cuff syrup found at a mohalla clinic in the country's capital Delhi. All of them have been admitted to Kalawati Sharan Hospital in Delhi. The investigation report of the case has revealed a case of Dextromethorphan cough syrup.

After the inquiry report, the Director-General Health Services (DGHS) of the Central Government has directed the Delhi government DGHS to issue notices to all mohalla clinics and dispensaries not to prescribe Dextromethorphan syrup to children below four years of age. Following the incident, the government of India DGHS sent a letter to the Kejriwal government. It has also ordered the withdrawal of the drug in view of its side effects. State that this medicine has been manufactured by Omega Pharmaceutical.

A senior pediatrician has said, 'This medicine is for phlegm. Its side effect is coming out as fainting. This side effect was not found to be serious in many children. It is also possible that the drug has been contaminated. There may be some other reason. This requires thorough investigation and appropriate action. BJP leader Amit Malviya has disqualified doctors of Mohalla clinic after the incident. In his tweet, he wrote, "Kejriwal has blood in his hands. The syrup given is not for children under 4 years of age.''

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