Amid the second wave of the pandemic, the government is facing another challenge from racketeers who are indulging in black marketing of Remdesivir medicine.
The Crime Branch in Panchkula arrested the chemist for selling the antiviral drug at the cost of Rs 13,000 each. The police officials told, "Panchkula Police had received a tip that one person in the area is engaged in Remdesivir black marketing. Reacting to this information, the Panchkula Crime Branch immediately swung into action and formed a team with the drug controller."
In Nashik also, Police on Sunday arrested three people for allegedly stealing the coronavirus drug from Guruji Hospital. A video surfaced in which a ward boy can be seen stealing 2 Remdesivir vaccines wearing a PPE kit.
Additionally, Police and FDA officials have raided two locations in Mumbai and seized 2,200 vials of Remdesivir stocked by exporters. Mumbai Police spokesperson S Chaitanya stated that they have recovered a total of 2,000 vials of Remdesivir belonging to a pharmaceutical company were recovered from an exporter's location in the Marol area of Andheri (East).