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Pharmaceutical factory sealed after 28 die in Lahore
 
 
 

An investigation committee formed by the Punjab government sealed a pharmaceutical factory which was manufacturing medicines allegedly responsible for the death of at least 28 people in Lahore.
The Punjab government had formed a committee to probe the alleged reaction of cardiac medicines and consequent deaths of patients. Separate wards have also been formed in hospitals for the alleged victims of those medicines.
Earlier, Dr. Prof Javed Akram, the head of the investigation team, said that the medicine may be contaminated with some heavy metal which gets deposited in the bone marrow and ultimately ends the body's resistance.
He also said the committee was investigating the deaths of heart patients which occurred due to a sudden drop in white blood cells, platelets and bone marrow damage. The committee further said that indicated medicines must also be tried on animals so the truth can be revealed.
Moreover, some of the alleged adulterated medicines had been sent outside the country for further investigations.
Meanwhile, the affected families, whose loved ones' being treated in Punjab Institute of Cardiology, came out on roads to protest on Monday.
They demanded government to act against those factories which were responsible for manufacturing substandard medicines so other patients can be protected.
The investigation committee was probing the alleged factories and was in contact with the affected families.

 
 
 
 
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