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India: Pharmacist dies after consuming drug he invented to cure coronavirus

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th May, 2020. 11:27 pm
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A 47-year-old pharmacist K. Sivanesan, who was also the production manager of an Ayurvedic product company named Sujatha Bio Tech in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, died after consuming a drug he had invented for COVID-19 treatment.

According to the Indian Media, the owner of Sujatha Bio Tech Raj Kumar , along with Sivanesan tried to made a coronavirus cure, but consumed a “corrosive chemical used to refine petroleum during testing.”

Both Raj Kumar and Sivanesan were rushed to the hospital  the Pharmacist was Succumbed to death.

Reportedly, Sivanesan and the team created the drug on May 7. He first gave the drug to owner of the company Dr Raj Kumar for testing, and ended up with consuming the drug himself.

After taking the dose both Dr and Pharmacist fell unconscious. Since Dr Raj had ingested only a small portion of the cure, he recovered within ten minutes.

However, Sivanesan could not be revived and was rushed to a nearby hospital but he died on the way to the hospital, the doctors declared him as brought dead, later Sivanesan’s body was shifted to Government Royapettah Hospital for autopsy.

Police has registered a case of the incident under section 174 of Criminal Procedure Code for unnatural death.

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