Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination case

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has formed a 3 member investigation team, to investigate the polio vaccine contamination case. The three-member committee begins the probe in this week. The team will try and find out the cause of contamination

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  • The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has begun an investigation into the recent polio dose virus case.
  • The three-member team constituted by the CDSCO will investigate the possible cause of contamination in the poliovirus
  • Recently, polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus were found in some batches of the oral vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based company

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Drug Controller General of India, Dr S Eswara Reddy said. “We have formed a three-member team to investigate this case. The team will soon begin its investigation.”

According to health ministry sources, the company was supplying the polio vaccines to the government-run immunization programme. And has supplied vaccines to Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Recently, the health minister of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant had also issued a statement in connection with the polio dose contamination case.

In a statement issued to placate the public and dispel any doubts regarding the virus, state health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant said, “We were sent a notice from the central government on September 10, to discontinue the use of vaccines manufactured and provided by the Ghaziabad-based company. From September 11, we immediately stopped using these vaccines. So, the citizens have absolutely no reason to be afraid.”

Dr Sawant concluded, saying, “Maharashtra is safe in regards of facing a polio health threat and as such would not face a pressing situation. We are going to have a discussion with the central government about the issue.”