South Asia

Published: Monday 30 November 2009

Sri lanka reacts to Vaccine: Sri Lanka has decided to blacklist three Indian pharma companies for two years following the death of two school girls, aged 12 and 13, who were vaccinated for rubella (German measles). Though WHO gave a clean chit to the vaccines, Sri Lanka decided to ban the pharma companies as they were found supplying contaminated saline bottles and vaccine vials containing glass particles. The Sri Lankan health minister said it was a serious breach of medical ethics.

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