Expired Medicines Kill Two Children In Jammu And Kashmir

by VR Sreeraman on  May 25, 2009 at 12:14 PM Indian Health News
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 Expired Medicines Kill Two Children In Jammu And Kashmir
Two minors died and one fell seriously ill after they were administered with drops and injection, which had expired validity dates.

While the two minors, Ateeb and Wahid succumbed, Shobia has been hospitalised in a critical condition in the city's Government Hospital.

Reports are that a local pharmacist had given injections to three children who were suffering with high fever. The mourning parents have alleged that the children died as the medicines given to them had expired dates.

"My child was not serious...my wife took my son to the doctor twice...and he prescribed some drops...due to which my child died. (Question: What happened to your child) He was suffering from fever and cold," said Mohammad Kabir, father of the deceased child.

Meanwhile, doctors at the government hospital denied any negligence.

"We have tried our best to save him (one of the deceased child)...we used all our resources and facilities...but we could not save him," said Dr. M K Kaul, doctor at the Government Hospital.

Source: ANI
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