Duo held including Doctor arrested by Sanjaynagar police for selling Remdesivir Vials in exhobirant price,2 Vials Seized:

Sushma Gowda (Correspondent)

The North Division police of Sanjayanagar police have arrested two persons including a doctor and House keeping Manager of Mathru Hospital for hoarding illegally Remdesivir injections and selling it by charging exhobirant price.

The accused has been identified as,Krishna, resident of Kamakshipalya and a House keeping,staff of Matru Hospital,Dr.Sagar,CG,a doctor at Matru Hospital who is treating Covid patients at Matru Hospital.

Senior officer told media persons,our Sanjaynagar police sub-Inspector,Lokesh KH received a credible information that a person is hoarding and selling antiviral drug Remdesivir injection vials near RMV Hospital in Sanjaynagar police station limits.

Based on tip-off PSI,informed senior officers as PI,Sanjayanagar,Smt.Kathyayini S Alva,about the same and the Inspector informed their senior officers as ACP,Reena Suvarna,DCP North, Dharmendra Kumar Meena,the senior officers instructed them to take additional force and raid the place.

Based on able guidance of DCP and ACP,the team swung into action and rushed to the spot at around 10pm near RMV Hospital and kept a close watch on the person and once the team got confirmation that he is hoarding illegally Remdesivir vials and is trying to sell it to relatives of Covid infected patients.

The team raided the place and apprehended the person and found two Remdesivir vials in his possession based on which the team arrested him red handed.

After arresting the person the team interrogated the accused person identified as,Krishna,is a housekeeping manager at Matru Hospital on Hosur Road.

Further investigation led the police to a doctor, who procured the vials from the hospital’s stock.The doctor,Sagar, tried to sell the vials in black through Krishna by diverting from the hospital stock given for patients with the help of house keeping staff to make quick buck he used to sell it in black market charging exhobirant price from patients relative.

Investigations revealed that,the vials were allotted by the Karnataka government for a patient at the hospital,but the duo had earlier diverted four vials of Remdesivir allotted to the hospital and has sold a dose of Remdesivir in the range of Rs.30,000 to Rs.40,000,and seized two vials of the medicine from their possession.

Dr Sagar,who is accused in diversion and black marketing case of original Remdesivir was not aware of Fake Remdesivir,as per our preliminary investigation says senior officer.

A case has been registered in Sanjaynagar police station against both the accused under cheating and drug control Act and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant, has appreciated,Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena ACP,JC Nagar,Sub-Division,Smt.Reena Suvarna PI,Smt.Kathyayini S Alva,PSIs,as,Raghupathi and Lokesh kH,and with whole crime staff who has successfully nabbed the duo who were selling Remdesivir vials to public Charging exhobirant price 2 vials seized from them and for the exemplary work and commendable job done by the team a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.