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Medicine reaction: 26 dead in Lahore

Reporting | - Posted: Jan 21, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
Posted: Jan 21, 2012 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
Medicine reaction: 26 dead in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: Another 12 people Saturday succumbed to their mysterious disease spawned by the reaction of medicines, raising the overall death toll to 26.Meantime, the probe committee formed to identify the mysterious disease could not reach any consequence even after two days.The probe committee head Dr. Azhar said the Secretary Health has been requested to form a team to inspect the manufacturing and packing processes of the concerned medicine factories producing the suspicious medicines.The most of the patients were admitted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology, after they had consumed blood-thinning medicines. Later on, they developed the mysterious disease.According to sources, the disease killed as many as 20 people as yet; but, Punjab Health Department denies any such report.Proff. Dr. Javed Akram, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore said the most of the patients had beforehand undergone bypass surgery.According to Dr. Afzal Shaheen, MS Jinnah Hospital, the people in the mysterious disease have symptoms of low count of platelets and white cells along with marks on the body. Some patients also bleed from various parts of t heir body.Special arrangements have been made for the patients at the hospital. SAMAA

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