scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, May 10, 2021

Over 800 Remdesivir vials stolen from Bhopal hospital

Police said the grill of the storage unit, situated on the first floor of the hospital building, was cut open to steal the vials.

Written by Iram Siddique | Bhopal |
April 18, 2021 4:04:25 am
Remdesivir, Remdesivir stolen, Madhya Pradesh Remdesivir, Remdesivir availability, Remdesivir news, india news, indian expressRemdesivir is designed to obstruct the stage of replication, when the coronavirus creates copies of itself, followed endlessly by the copies creating copies of themselves. (File Photo)

Even as the Madhya Pradesh is reeling under a shortage of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, 850 vials of the injection were stolen from Bhopal’s Gandhi Medical College on Friday. Police said the grill of the storage unit, situated on the first floor of the hospital building, was cut open to steal the vials.

A case has been registered at the Koh-e-fiza police station against unidentified persons.

The stolen stock also included vials that were to be supplied to neighbouring districts

The matter came to light on Friday night at around 11:30 pm when the store keeper found 17 boxes of Remdesivir — air-lifted from Indore by the state government and delivered to the hospital two days ago — were missing.

The hospital management informed the police and the FIR was registered on Saturday.

Senior officials from the government said the theft appeared to be an inside job as no other drug was missing from the stores.

Bhopal Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat told The Indian Express: “A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated. Action will be taken against whoever is responsible.”

Bhopal is among the cities with the highest Covid-19 caseload in the state. On Saturday, the city recorded 1,656 cases, second only to Indore (1,669 cases). Overall, the state recorded 11,269 cases on Saturday.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Bhopal News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x