8 arrested in Hyderabad for blackmarketing of COVID-19 drugs

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad(Hyd) police on Tue. busted an inter state gang with the detain of 8 citizens for blackmarketing medicines utilized for medication of COVID-19.

The police also captured medicines value INR 35 lakhs & 8 mobile phones.

The investigators of Commissioner’s Task Enforce, South Zone tandem with the support of Chaderghat police apprehended 8 charged who have been blackmarketing generic versions of Remdesivir, Actemra & Fabiflu medicines that are being utilized for COVID-19 sufferers.

Hyderabad(Hyd) Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar stated the police captured 51 Remdesivir (100 mg) injections, 9 Actemra (400 mg) injections & 4 Actemra (80 mg) injections.

One such charged Gagan Khurana is a native of Delhi(DL) awhile remaining are from Hyderabad(Hyd). Almost all this charged are either medical distributors (or) racing medical agencies.

The charged are K. Venkata Subramanyam, Santosh Kumar, Mohd. Shaker, K. Kishore, Rahul Agarwal, Gagan Khurana, Saif Ali Mohammed & Firdous Mohammed.

Police officer said as antiviral drugs Remdesivir, Actemra & FabiFlu are being utilized for medication of COVID, their own insist rised around the nation in a short period. Remdesivir is being manufactured by Hetero Firm unit located in Sangareddy.

The charged formed a crowd & initiated black marketing of urgency drug for COVID-19 sufferers to earn easy amount illegally.

The police interrogations disclosed that prime charged Venkata Subramanyam has been reportedly buying the drugs from Hetero Firm. The medicines have been being sold by this charged for a profit ranging from INR 3,500 to INR 18,000.

The medicine has been being sold to client for a cost between INR 30,000 to INR 40,000 depending on the insist.

Charged Rahul Agarwal has been acquiring Actemra drug from Delhi(DL) using 1 Gagan Khurana & selling the same to the needy clients in higher cost.

As per police awhile of Covifer (Remedesivir) had Maximum Retail Cost (MRP) of INR 5,400, the same has been being sold for INR 30,000 to INR 40,000.

Awhile 9 400 mg injections of Actemra (Tocilizumab) carried MRP INR 40,000, it has been sold for INR 90,000 – 1,00,000. 4 80 mg injections of Actemra (Tocilizumab) have been sold for INR 25,000 over their own MRP of INR 8,000.

Similarly, they have been also selling FabiFlu tablets & COVID-19 quick checking kits for higher costs.

Police also captured net money of INR 55,000 & 8 mobile phones from that charged.

According to the process mentioned on the box of these drugs, they’re meant for institutional/hospital (3) sale only. Remdesivir drug comes with a consent form that has to be filled & signed by this patient/attendant & concerned doctor at the moment of administration of drug.

A copy of consent form has to be handed over to the patient (or) attendants. It’s the work of the institution to make sure availability of consent form all this time specially throughout inspection by CDSCO/DCGI.

The police commissioner requested to citizens not to gain attracted & deceived by brokers (or) fraud agents. He stated in the case of any question, residents could send info on WhatsApp in 9490616555 (or) contact regional patrol car.