Dehradun: The state drug department has banned the purchase, sale and distribution of Cold Best PC syrup manufactured by a Himachal Pradesh-based pharmaceuticals company, which has allegedly caused infant mortality in the state of Haryana.
Talking to TOI, Tajber Singh, drug controller, Uttarakhand said that the state drug department has received a notification from Drugs Controller General of India, New Delhi (DCGI) which maintained that the cough syrup has claimed the lives of infants in Haryana last in the past several weeks.
“As per DCGI’s letter, the Cold Best PC syrup contains diethylene glycol which the doctors at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh believe to be the reason of the deaths of infants in Haryana. This syrup is manufactured by M/s Digital Vision, a pharmaceutical company based in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh,” he added. The drug department of Uttarakhand has already initiated to check the sale and consumption of Cold Best PC syrup. An advisory has been issued to all the doctors, medical store owners and to the concerned departments to check the sale of the drug to avoid any further fatalities.
“Locals are also requested to alert the health and drug department in case they come to know about the sale or consumption of the drug,” added Singh.-Times Of India