TWO NURSING STAFF HELD FOR STEALING REMDESIVIR:
Two nursing staff of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital were arrested from West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area for allegedly stealing Remdesivir injection from the patients, who died in their hospital during treatment, and selling them at a high price. They kept five vials of the drug that are used to treat Covid-19 patients.
So far, four nursing staff from various private hospitals in the national capital have been arrested for allegedly stealing Remdesivir injections from the hospital and selling them illegally at a higher price.
Police said they stipulated the accused as Domathoti Yashwanth Rao (27) and Deepak Singh (28). “Rao is serving as a staff nurse in ICU Ward of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, and Singh is also laboring in ICU Ward. Police have recovered five Remdesivir injections from their possession,” a senior police officer said. The special staff of West district police earned information that one Yashwanth would come near Punjabi bagh flyover to send Remdesivir injection after striking a deal with relatives of a covid victim. “Acting on this information, police laid a trap and imprisoned him on Saturday evening. Two Remdesivir injections were recovered from his possession,” an officer said.
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