Police crackdown in Kanpur, Indore over black marketing of remdesivir

Indore (MP)/ Kanpur (UP), Apr 16 (ANI): Amid the shortage of anti-viral drug remdesivir in the country, police in Indore and Kanpur have begun a crackdown on the black marketing of the life-saving medicine. Indore Special Task Force (STF) on April 15 arrested three people for their alleged role in black marketing of remdesivir and recovered six injections of the anti-viral drug. Police said the accused used to sell these injections for around Rs 20,000 per dose, way higher than the market price. Similarly, Uttar Pradesh Police recovered around 265 injections of remdesivir from three accused in Kanpur. Remdesivir injections are said to be life-saving for critical patients of COVID-19.