How Remdesivir and Tocilizumab Black-Market thrives as Covid-19 cases rise? - letsdiskuss
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How Remdesivir and Tocilizumab Black-Market thrives as Covid-19 cases rise?


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We all are well aware of the horrible condition of our country India due to Coronavirus. Covid patients are running from the shortage of oxygen cylinders and covid-effective injections like remdesivir, tocilizumab. And in such a situation, some people are busy in black marketing of these covid injections.

The injections like Remdesivir, Tocilizumab are being sold in the black market at 10 times more than the original(MRP). Can you imagine it! Vijaykumar S. Singhavi, technical officer of allopathic medicine has reported this fact.
Till now, countless complaints have been received from several Covid patients and their families. Let us reflect some light on that:
1.Mohit Gupta was running from one store to another in search of Remedsivir injection. Finally, he got a phone number of remedesivir supplier from one medicine storekeeper. You will be surprised to know that Mohit had to buy one vial of remedesivir for Rs 30000. Almost double the original price. Moreover, that seller didn't give any details of him or any receipt copy.
2.The 65 years old father of Samarth Chander was fighting against Covid in a private hospital. Four vials remedsivir was required. But due to the shortage of this injection, Samarth was bound to pay a much higher price than the original MRP to the black marketer.
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Sadly, some people are misusing the shortage of Remdesivir and tocilizumab injections.
In Mumbai, 5 men have already been arrested for selling remedesivir and tocilizumab at much higher prices than the original printed price. These are the injections very effective for serious covid patients and for those whose oxygen level has gone down
As the demand for tocilizumab, remdesivir is increasing in India, its black marketing is also showing an increasing trend. Such black marketing cases of remedesivir are also noticeable in Ahmedabad.
It has been observed that such shortage of Covid injections is caused by the people having a connection to remdesivir, tocilizumab, and hospital as well. Hospital staff has high chances of being found guilty.
The steps were taken by the Indian government to stop these rackets are as follows
1.Daily inspection of stocks.
2.Chemist shops have to inform higher authority regarding any malpractices or if any black marketeer noticed around the shop.
3.Manufacturers are instructed to produce more injections like tocilizumab and Remdesivir.
So let us hope for the stoppage of such black marketing and quick recovery of covid patients as soon as possible.



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