No bail for doctors accused of black marketing of Remdesivir
Ahmedabad: Holding that an act of illegal sale and black marketing of Remdesivir cannot be tolerated, particularly when the drug was in such short supply, a session court on the Mirzapur rural court campus has denied bail to two doctors and a nurse.
The two doctors have been identified as MBBS degree holders from Surat, while the nurse hails from Ahmedabad. One of the medical practitioners worked as a medical officer, and the other was associated with a private firm.
According to a recent media report in the Times of India, on May 4, Sola police had arrested one of the doctors on SG Highway with six vials of Covid-19 drug Remdesivir. He was allegedly going to sell the anti-viral drug in the black market. He allegedly had procured four vials from Surat and two from the accused nurse.
Soon after his detention, his counterpart doctor and the nurse were arrested earlier this month over an alleged racket of Remdesivir sales.
They were booked for cheating under the IPC and for the violation of the Disaster Management Act and the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.
The accused claimed innocence and urged the court to release them on bail. However, the court noted that an act of illegal sale and black marketing of remdesivir cannot be tolerated, particularly when the drug was in such short supply.
Subsequently, Additional sessions judge N L Dave denied bail to both the doctors and the nurse.
Meanwhile, the bail application of another doctor arrested in this case, who was working at a government hospital in Jamnagar is pending before the Mirzapur sessions court, reports TOI.