Guntur police bust Remdesivir racket
Guntur Urban Police cracked a racket involving medical representatives and wholesale drug sellers who had been promoting Remdesivir within the black market, right here on Wednesday.
The State authorities had mandated that Remdesivir may be bought solely at authorised hospitals, and had banned over-the-counter gross sales.
However, some people and companies, hoping to take advantage of the demand for the drug, started to hoard it and promote it within the black market.
“Following reports of rampant black marketing of the injection vials, the police began an investigation. Kothapet SHO Rajasekhara Reddy led a decoy operation, in which the police traced the chain of black marketers. A sting operation was conducted and the police managed to strike a deal with Ankamma Rao for getting six vials for ₹2.28 lakh. After Ankamma Rao was taken into custody, he revealed details about his operation. Police later arrested Ratna Raju, who confessed that he bought the injections from Nune Gurnadham for ₹26,000 a piece, and the latter admitted that he got it from a pharmacy shop at Guntur Kidney Care Centre, in which a sales personnel Krishnaveni was selling each injection for ₹20.000 a piece,” Mr. Ammireddy mentioned.
The SP warned that stringent motion could be taken in opposition to anybody resorting to black advertising and marketing of Remdesivir.