Uzbekistan child deaths: three employees of Noida based pharma firm arrested

On Friday, the Noida Police arrested a total of 3 people for the sale and manufacture of duplicate medicines who are linked with the pharmaceutical firm that manufactured cough syrup. The firm reportedly manufactured those cough syrup whose use is alleged to have led to death of some kids in Uzbekistan in 2022.

The arrested persons are identified as Atul Rawat, Tuhin Bhattacharya and Mool Singh, the accused were nabbed from Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd. The case had been registered at Gautam Buddha Nagar Phase-3 Police Station under various sections of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940.

Last year, a probe had been launched related to the Noida-based drugs manufacturer after the deaths of around 18 kids in Uzbekistan. As per reports, the nation had alleged that 18 children died after consuming medicines manufactured by the company.

The Organisation of Central Drugs Standard Control had conducted an inspection following the reports from Uzbekistan, and all manufacturing activities of Marion Biotech at Noida unit were stopped, till the completion of inquiry.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration Department had suspended the production licence of the company.

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