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MoH Suspends Use Of Syrup Paracetamol Amid AKI Outbreak

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Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh
Minister of Health 


By Landing Ceesay

The Ministry of Health has suspended the use of syrup Paracetamol, following a recent outbreak of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in the country.

“With the ongoing investigation on the Acute Kidney Injury outbreak in the country. It is now concluded that the possible causes are E. Colin and possible toxicity from syrup Paracetamol,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The statement encouraged the public to wash their hands regularly, as investigation into condition continues.

“We also want all syrup paracetamol to be suspended till further notice. An alternative of crossing paracetamol tablets is encouraged,” it stated.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a recent rare condition in the country that affects children under 5. 

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