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Man caught with 12 Remdesivir injections in Mumbai

On Thursday, the Maharashtra government capped the price of Remdesivir between Rs 1,100 and Rs 1,400 per vial and warned against its hoarding and black marketing.

By: PTI | Mumbai |
April 9, 2021 10:31:11 am
Remdesivir“The accused, while working as a male nurse in the Covid hospital, had procured the injection from agents and was selling it to needy patients,” read the police statement.

A 22-year-man was caught with a dozen 12 vials of Remdesivir, a key medicine in treatment of coronavirus, in Mumbai police said on Friday.

The man, Sarfaraz Hussain, was caught by the Crime Branch with the injections at Andheri (East) on Thursday evening, an official said.

According to the official, the Crime Branch laid a trap after getting information abut the man trying to sell the anti-viral drug in the black market.

During a search, the Crime Branch found at least 12 vials of Remdesivir in his possession, he said, adding it was not yet known whom he was going to deliver the injections which were seized.

With Maharashtra witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases, Remdesivir injections are in high demand in the state.

On Thursday, the Maharashtra government capped the price of Remdesivir between Rs 1,100 and Rs 1,400 per vial and warned against its hoarding and black marketing.

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