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Momodou



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Posted - 08 Oct 2022 :  19:37:58  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
STATEMENT: POLICE SET UP AN INVESTIGATION PANEL INTO THE DEMISE OF SIXTY-SIX CHILDREN.

Following the demise of sixty-six children whose horrific deaths are largely associated with Acute Kidney Injury, The Gambia Police Force Sets up an investigation panel to immediately probe into the matter to identify those responsible for such an irreparable loss and hold them adequately accountable.

As an institution responsible for internal security and the protection of lives and properties, we are duty-bound to address such compelling issues that are capable of compromising the peace and security of this Nation.

In our bid to swiftly respond to this national security issue, the office of the Inspector General of Police has constituted an investigation panel consisting of senior police officers with the prerequisite knowledge and relevant skills relating to this important matter at hand.

While the general public is assured of our ardent resolve of exhausting all accountability measures, we call for calm and restraint in this difficult time.

Source: GPF

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Momodou



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Posted - 11 Oct 2022 :  21:08:53  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
STATEMENT: PRELIMINARY POLlCE INVESTIGATION REPORT INTO THE DEATH OF 66 CHILDREN IN THE GAMBIA.

Following the outbreak of Acute Kidney Injury which claimed the lives of at least 66 children in The Gambia, The Office of the Inspector General of Police, through its Crime Management Coordination Unit, opened a swift probe into the incident and discovered the following information.

It was established that Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Company was granted permission to import medicines and medical-related products in The Gambia.

That the release of these medical products to the retailers/final consumers was immediately followed by an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) outbreak in the Gambia resulting in the death of at least 66 children.

The circumstances of the deaths prompted the Ministry of Health and its stakeholders to investigate the cause(s) of death.

Investigations so far revealed that Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Company Limited ordered a quantity of 15, 000 bottles of makoff baby cough syrups of 100ml, 15, 000 bottles of magrip and cold syrups of 100ml, 10, 000 bottles of promethazine baby syrups of 100ml and 10, 000 kofexmalin baby cough syrups of 125ml. Thus, amounting to a combined total of 50, 000 bottles of contaminated baby syrups.

The deaths of these children are associated with four contaminated Indian-made baby syrups bearing the names Lakoff baby cough, maghrib, and cold, promethazine syrup, and kofexmalin baby cough syrups imported in the Gambia by Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Company Limited.

It is established that from the aforesaid sum of 50, 000 bottles of contaminated baby syrups, 41, 462 bottles have been quarantined/seized by MCA, and 8, 538 bottles remained unaccounted for.

In addition to these important revelations, our investigation team has also identified pending issues to be clarified with required evidential material and justifications.

While the investigation into this matter continues, the general public is once again urged to remain calm in this difficult situation.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 12 Oct 2022 :  18:38:43  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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https://standard.gm/assembly-invites-health-minister-mca-0/
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By Tabora Bojang on October 12, 2022

In another twist to the ongoing uproar over the death of children from contaminated medicines, the vice chairman of the National Assembly Select Committee on health Hon Momodou Lamin Bah has disclosed that Health Minister Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh and senior officials of the Medicines Control Agency have been invited to give evidence to before the committee as it probes the death of 69 children.

The deaths have sparked huge uproar among Gambians, with many attributing it to the negligence of the health care system.

According to vice chairman Bah, the Member for Banjul North, the committee will seek detailed information from the minister and the MCA officials to get to the bottom of the AKI disease and ensure those responsible are held to account.

“We have invited the [health] minister and the Medicines Control Agency. We want to get to the bottom of everything that has happened or is happening and we cannot do that without sufficient detailed explanations and engagements. We are indeed very concerned as people’s representatives with a core responsibility to address the needs and concerns of the people. So, if we are in such a situation, we must be very concerned and to see that there is an immediate solution because this is one thing that we can never tolerate,” Bah said.

He further stated that lawmakers will do “everything” in their capacity to dig into this “mess” and ensure appropriate actions are taken.

Bah said the minister and MCA officials are expected to appear this week following the cancellation of yesterday’s sittings.

Meanwhile, The Standard has learned that the Assembly is working on calling an extraordinary session on the AKI crisis.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 12 Oct 2022 18:44:01
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toubab1020



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Posted - 12 Oct 2022 :  18:45:52  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

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https://standard.gm/police-reveal-8538-bottles-of-contaminated-syrup-still-unaccounted-for-0/
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Preliminary police investigations into the AKI crisis released yesterday have revealed that some 8,538 bottles of the contaminated syrups blamed for the death of 69 children are still not accounted for.

The police report however did not say whether the unaccounted bunch are still somewhere, or have been consumed.

For the first time also, police named the importer of the contaminated drug to be Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd, adding that in total, the company imported 50,000 bottles of the four contaminated Indian-made baby syrups namely makoff baby cough, magrip and cold, promethazine syrup and kofexmalin baby cough syrups. Police said some 41,462 bottles have been quarantined/seized by Medicines Control Agency.

The investigations, conducted by the police Crime Management Coordination Unit, have also identified pending issues to be clarified with required evidential material and justifications.

“While the investigation into this matter continues, the general public is once again urged to remain calm in this difficult situation,” the police report concluded.

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