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Three arrested in Indore for Remdesivir black marketing

Indore Police on Sunday arrested a nurse of a private hospital and her two associates over black marketing of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir.
Three arrested in Indore for Remdesivir black marketing

Indore Police on Sunday arrested a nurse of a private hospital and her two associates over black marketing of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir.

The police recovered two injections from them.

The arrested persons have been identified as Kavita Chauhan (nurse in Indore's Barod hospital), Shubham Parmar, and Bhupendra Parmar.

"We had nabbed a person yesterday (Saturday) with two Remdesivir injections. Out of which, one was fake. Upon questioning him, we got to know about Kavita and her associates," said Amrita Singh Chauhan, Station In-Charge, Rajendra Nagar.

"The police then laid a trap by sending a person as a customer and caught Kavita red-handed while dealing an injection for Rs 35 thousand," the police officer added.

"We called her two associates for a second injection and caught them also. Another injection was also recovered from them," she further said.

Many instances, across several states, of Remdesivir black marketing have been cropping up amid its shortage as India struggles amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

( With inputs from ANI )

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