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Indore pharma company raided after death of 12 women in Raj

Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 21:21

Indore: Madhya Pradesh health officials
on Friday raided a drug company in Indore in connection with the death
of 12 pregnant women, who were administered intravenous fluid
at a government hospital in Jodhpur.

"A four-member team of inspectors conducted the raids at
the production unit of Indore-based Parental Drugs India
Limited and seized some bottles of intravenous fluids related
to the batch that is believed to have caused the deaths in
Jodhpur", Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Public Health
Mahendra Hardia said.

He said the team also took samples of the concerning drug
which will be sent to a laboratory for test.

"We are serious in the matter and no irregularity will be
tolerated", Hardia said.

"We were waiting for a departmental inquiry report in
this case", he said adding that action will be taken against
the drug company if it is found guilty.

Twelve pregnant women have died and four others are
battling for their lives in Jodhpur after they were allegedly
administered contaminated intravenous fluids.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 21:21

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