Delhi Police raids hoarders of medical oxygen and medicines in Bihar, Jharkhand

Started by devikad, May 06, 2021, 09:44 PM

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Delhi Police raids hoarders of medical oxygen and medicines in Bihar, Jharkhand

Delhi Police has registered no less than 303 cases of hoarding of drugs, oxygen cylinders and vital injections between April 13 and May 5 to tide over the surge in coronavirus disease cases. As many as 144 alleged black marketeers have been arrested and 451 vials of Remdesivir injections, 242 oxygen cylinders and 285 oxygen concentrators among other critical medical equipment seized ffrom them.

According to data accessed by Hindustan Times, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava spoke to his Jharkhand and Bihar counterparts on Wednesday to seek support for raids in certain parts of the state to book medical black marketeers. As of now the raids are being carried out.

While Delhi Police has registered 225 cases of cheating against unscrupulous elements over charges, including promise of supply of essential drugs, setting up of fake websites, and has registered another 78 cases of black marketeering and hoarding. Three ambulances have also been seized for overcharging patients upto ₹1 lakh per trip to hospitals. A total of 2,822 medical equipment has been seized during the raid, including Favipiravir tablets, oxygen pumps and flow regulators.


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