HYDERABAD: Vanasthalipuram police arrested a medical shop owner and his employee for selling Remdesivir injection at exorbitant price. According to police, the accused were selling Rs 3,490 Covifor injection to the customers for Rs 14,500.
Acting on specific information, SI G Chaitanya Kumar Reddy along with his staff and witnesses conducted a raid at Raja Rajeshwari Medical Shop in BN Reddy Nagar of Vanasthalipuram.
Police caught the shop owner, P Rajesh Kumar, 35, of BN Reddy Nagar and his employee, G Mahesh, 30, of Ramanthapur, selling Remdesivir injection Covifor at exorbitant price to customers.
After the intervention of the government, various drug manufacturing companies have slashed the Remdesivir injection prices to provide relief to the people trying to buy the drug to help covid-19 patients in recovery.
“Instead of selling the Covifor injection at MRP, the accused have been exploiting customers by charging excess prices. We have seized 10 vials of Covifor injection. and two cell phones from the accused. The duo has been arrested under sections 420, 188 of the IPC, Section 51(B) of Disaster Management Act,” Vanasthalipuram inspector K Murali Mohan said.