Geneva: In the African country of Gambia, 66 children may have died from Indian medicine, the World Health Organization warned of contamination in Indian medicine.
According to the WHO, four cold and cough syrups manufactured in India are being investigated for contamination.
Dozens of children have died of kidney problems in Gambia. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the UN agency is investigating with Indian regulators and New Delhi-based drug company Maiden Pharmaceuticals.
According to the World Health Organization, laboratory analysis has confirmed unacceptable levels of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol in this cough syrup, which may be toxic if ingested.