Three people, including a staff member of Shifa Hospital, were nabbed for the illegal sale of Remdesivir. The trio using the staff members got the documents of patients at the hospital and used the hospital’s fake letterhead to get hold of 30 Remdesivir injections and later sold it at a higher price.
A case of cheating has been registered against the three who were caught black-marketing the drug. Elelisbridge police have registered a case against the three for cheating the hospital.
As per available reports, the woman staff members and three others stole the letterhead and other documents including positive RT-PCR test reports of patients from the hospital, and used fake signatures and stamps to get hold of the injection.
They also got hold of the Aadhar card of the patients and got the injections from the SVP Hospital. They then sold the injection in the market at a higher price.
In all, the staff got 123 Remdesivir injections of which 30 were bought with a fake prescription from the doctor and other documents. When doctors and other staff members of Shifa Hospital came to know of the incident, they filed a complaint with the police station.
How Remdesivir was procured
The trio used the documents of patients admitted in one Munshi Hospital in Vadodara and other patients admitted in Shifa Hospital to get the injections. Four documents submitted to get the injections were of people who were never admitted to any of the hospitals.
Ahmedabad has been facing a shortage of Remdesivir following a surge in COVID cases. The government had said that private hospitals can get the injection from SVP Hospital if the patient’s RT-PCR report, doctor’s prescription and other documents were submitted by the hospital.
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