Lucknow: As news of blackmarketing of medicines makes major headlines in times of a pandemic, the UP STF will now prevent black marketing and hoarding of life-saving drugs in the state.
In strict instructions coming from STF ADG Amitabh Yash all units are to take immediate action on getting the relevant inputs.
Yash has further informed that those who had life saving medicines started black marketing as demand increased. In quite a revelation he has said that the drugs mafia nexus is also active.
As a result, Remdesivir injection, which is available at an MRP of Rs. 3500, was being sold in Kanpur for seven-seven thousand rupees.
265 injections of Remdesivir were seized in Kanpur on the input of Military Intelligence.
Remdesivir injection is one of the effective drugs for corona-infected people. People in Maharashtra are willing to pay 60 to 70 thousand rupees for an injection.