The West Division police of KP Agrahara police on Monday arrested a ward boy of Victoria hospital for selling Remdesivir injections illegally in Black marketing charging an exorbitant price.
A senior officer told media persons, as our KP Agrahara Inspector and staff were on patrolling and received a tip-off by an informant that a person is moving around a medical shop in 5th cross and is indulged in selling Remdesivir injections vials to people charging an exorbitant price.
Acting on a tip-off a team of police officials rushed to the spot and kept a close watch on the suspect and the accused was caught red-handed offering Remdesivir injections to the people visiting the drug stores.
The team detained him and brought him to the police station for questioning during investigation it was revealed that the accused is a Juvenile and during the search, the team recovered a box containing eight bottles of injections from him.
Further investigations revealed that he had stolen the box from the box of drugs being transported in a lift at victoria hospital on May 13 to administer to the people who come to take the injections.
Surprisingly, the staff did not notice the missing medicine nor reported the matter to their seniors.
The accused a ward boy brought the stolen box with an intention to make quick money due to the demand. The accused has been taken into custody for further investigations.
The accused has been booked under the Drug Control Act and we have written to the hospital seeking action on the in-charge who has appointed a juvenile as a ward boy and further investigation is on he added.
In another incident on Monday, the Baiyyapanahalli police arrested a nurse of a private hospital who was administering two people from a single vial and then pocketing the remaining vial to be sold later in black.
And the majority of the accused arrested so far in black marketing Remdesivir injection related to the hospital or pharma companies.