Probe body formed over reaction to injections at RMCH

The authorities of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital have formed a probe body to investigate the reason behind 14 children falling even sicker at the paediatrics ward of the hospital on Saturday night after they were administered four injections.

Prof Mohammad Hasan Tarik will lead the probe committee.

The hospital authorities said they already stopped using the four injections that caused severe convulsion, rise of body temperature and respiratory problems in 14 children. The injections were supplied to the hospital by Essential Drugs Company Ltd.

Prof Tarik said adding that the ampules will be sent to Bangladesh Standards Testing Institution (BSTI) for investigation. The children were immediately treated after their condition deteriorated following the injections.