Indonesia bans liquid medicines after dozens of children die

More than 200 paediatric cases of acute kidney damage have been identified since January, authorities said
Australian Associated Press Staff writer
An Indonesian pharmacist with a tray of banned liquid medicines. Photo: AAP

Indonesia has temporarily banned all liquid medicines following the deaths of about 100 children from acute kidney damage, the country’s health minister says. 

At least 206 cases of acute kidney damage have been reported in 20 provinces since January and the number has risen sharply since August, the ministry said.