Delhi Police has arrested a 24-year-old contractual nurse of Moolchand Hospital for allegedly stealing remdesivir injection from sufferers who died of their hospital throughout remedy, and giving it to her buddy, who was promoting them at a excessive value. Police have additionally arrested the nurse’s 4 associates and recovered seven vials of the drug, which is getting used within the remedy of Covid-19 sufferers.
Extra DCP (north-west) Dr Guriqbal Singh Singh Sidhu stated, “We have now arrested the accused recognized as Lalitesh Chauhan, contractual nurse of Moolchand hospital, her buddy, Shubham Patnaik (23), who has accomplished his nursing attendant course, his associates Vishal Kashyap (22) and Vipul Verma (29), working as clerk in Delhi authorities’s Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS).”
The particular workers of North-West district police obtained info that Vipul, a resident of Laxmi Nagar, was illegally promoting remdesivir vials and he would come to Pitampura to ship it after putting a cope with kinfolk of a Covid affected person. “Performing on this info, police laid a lure and arrested him on Monday night. Two remdesivir injections have been recovered from his possession,” an officer stated, including that on his info, different accused have been additionally arrested.
Throughout questioning, Lalitesh revealed that her obligation was within the Covid ward and he or she was stealing the injections from the sufferers who died throughout remedy, and in addition from some sufferers who had six vials however have been discharged after 4 injections. “After stealing, she was giving the vials to Shubham, who was promoting to Vishal and Vipul at Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000. Later, they have been promoting it at Rs 50,000. Police additionally discovered WhatsApp chats of those folks,” the officer stated.
Police stated that in questioning, Lalitesh additionally stated that she was taking unused vials by getting into flawed info saying they’d been used throughout remedy.
Thus far, 5 nursing workers from completely different non-public hospitals within the nationwide capital have been arrested for allegedly stealing Remdesivir vials from the hospital and promoting them illegally at a excessive value. “We have now registered 49 FIRs in reference to hoarding and black-marketing, 24 FIRs for duping folks after promising to assist them with important medicine for Covid-19 and medical oxygen, arrested 91 folks and recovered 425 Remdesivir injections,” Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava has tweeted.