By: Clifford Coonan
Improper storage of medicine has been linked to several child deaths, writes CLIFFORD COONAN in Beijing
LU WEIWEI realised that something was wrong with his 17-month-old daughter Jiarun when she kept crying after getting a routine encephalitis jab last December.
He now believes his little girl was one of scores of children harmed by tainted vaccines. “I brought my little girl to the clinic in Shangqiu to get the vaccine. She was crying continuously, she had never cried like this before,” said Mr Lu, from Henan province.
Then she stopped crying, and hasn’t cried since. “My little girl is already one year and five months old, but she doesn’t talk, she doesn’t walk. She doesn’t even cry anymore.”
He believes his daughter suffered brain damage from substandard medicine. But when he tried to find out from the doctors what kind of vaccine his daughter had been given, he was told to go away and have another child.
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