Drug regulatory authority okays 20,000 doses of scorpion serum

Drug regulatory authority okays 20,000 doses of scorpion serum

August 16, 2021 - 14:03
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Food and Drug Control Center confirmed on Sunday the release of a shipment of scorpion vaccines, estimated at 20 thousand doses, after undergoing the necessary procedures that ensure the safety and effectiveness of their use.

The head of the Administrative Control Authority, Suleiman Al-Shanti, had called in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, to urgently intervene and instruct the Ministry of Health to provide the scorpion serum in the southern region as soon as possible, to preserve the life and safety of citizens.

According to Al-Shanti, at least two children have died in the southern region because of scorpion stings and the lack of antidotes in various health facilities in the area.

Sources from the Sabha Medical Center had confirmed the killing of seven people, including two children, due to scorpion stings since the beginning of August.