3 held for black marketing of Remdesivir at ₹25,000 in Haryana
Haryana Police have arrested three men on Saturday for black marketing of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, which is used in the treatment of coronavirus. "The black-marketeers sold us Remdesivir injection for ₹25,000, more than its Maximum Retail Price (MRP) which is ₹5,400," the Drug Control Officer said. The police are investigating how the accused procured the injections through interrogation.
Over 800 injections of Remdesivir drug were found stolen from the stock of government-run Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, police said. State Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang said, "This is a very serious matter. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat and Bhopal Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali have reached.