Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19. The increase in COVID-19 cases across the country has led to a shortage of Remdesivir injection and people were seen lining up at the medical stores to procure the drug.
In Maharashtra's Pune, people were seen queued up outside hospitals to purchase the life-saving drug. Maharashtra is facing a shortage of Remdesivir injection due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Friday recovered 272 Remdesivir injections that were kept at a shop in Andheri for black marketing. The police have arrested two persons in connection with the case.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday slammed the state government for not curbing the black marketing of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir and said the government should procure the drug from states where the coronavirus situation is under control.
"Remdesivir injections are being sold in the state through black market. The government should get injections from the states where the situation is under control. It should also take strict action against all those who are involved in black marketing," Fadnavis said.
Maharashtra: Crime Branch of Mumbai Police recovered 272 Remdesivir injections that were kept at a shop in Andheri for black marketing. Two persons have been arrested. pic.twitter.com/v2n5FPYYVm— ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2021