A Supreme court judge is set to lead The Gambia government’s yet-to-be constituted panel to investigate the deaths of 70 children from Acute Kidney Injury linked to India-made cough syrups.

“The investigation team will be led by a Supreme court judge and a medical doctor with not less than ten years work experience and an official from the Child Protection Alliance,” Lamin Queen Jammeh, minister of information said.

According to him, “it’s prudent for the government to take its time in appointing the right people to the panel.”

The Gambia government has faced public criticism for its slow reaction to the deaths of 70 children from AKI, the worst incident of medical negligence in the country’s history.

But President Adama Barrow has promised that his government will “leave no stone unturned in getting to the root of the matter”.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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