Toxic medicine?: 19 die in Gujranwala after consuming cough syrup

13 more taken to hospital in Lahore.


Web Desk December 28, 2012
13 more taken to hospital in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

GUJRANWALA: The death toll in Gujranwala rose to 19 on Friday when two more people died after consuming Tyno syrup, a cough medicine that took 17 lives in Lahore, Express News reported.

In November, 17 people died after consuming this syrup in Lahore, after which pharmacy stores holding stock of this medicine were sealed and some people were arrested.

DCO Anjum Ahmed, speaking to the media at Civil Hospital, said that till now, 13 people had been killed.

Out of eight people admitted to the hospital, three were said to be in a critical condition, while nine others had been shifted to Lahore.

In Lahore, Chief Minister Punjab’s special assistant Khawaja Salman Rafeeq told the media that 13 people had been brought to a hospital there, out of which one died and seven were discharged after being given a clean bill of health.

Earlier, some reports had given Tyno a clean chit, attributing the deaths in Lahore to overdose, while other officials claimed the syrup was being manufactured under fake labels.

COMMENTS (9)

Mirza | 8 years ago | Reply

Punjab is the best governed province in the country. If you don't believe me ask Sharif Brothers. While some people abuse medicines for a high but this is happening too frequently and too many people are losing their lives. Yet some have the same old excuses and not taking any responsiblity. The fact is alcohol and caugh medicines would not kill that many people all of a sudden. Can anyone explain the sudden rise in deaths due to the medicines? On the second thought it must be all Zardari and PPP's fault to transfer powers to provinces!

Concerned | 8 years ago | Reply

@Ch. Allah Daad, you are doing your job pretty well mate. If blaming your boss is intellectual dishonesty then what is IGNORING LOSS OF VALUABLE HUMAN LIVES?

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