October 1, 2020 12:31:12 am
THE DETECTION of Crime Department (DCB) arrested a male nurse on Wednesday for allegedly stealing 5 vials of Remdesivir injection from the devoted Covid-19 hospital arrange on the campus of state government-run Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay (PDU) Hospital in Rajkot.
The accused, Himmat Chavda, had joined the Covid hospital within the Rajkot civil hospital as a male nurse via an outsourcing company.
The DCB had arrested Devyani Chavda (20), a nurse working in Shanti Covid Hospital on Gondal Highway of the town, and her fiance Vishal Gohel (21) on September 27 after they have been present in possession of two vials of Remdesivir injection, which that they had provided to promote to a decoy for Rs 10,000 every. Throughout questioning, Devyani had instructed police that she had procured the injections from one Ankit Rathod who works within the medical retailer of Jalaram Hospital for Rs 15,000. Rathod had reportedly instructed police that he had bought the injections from his colleague Jagdish Sheth. The latter, in flip, mentioned that he had bought the injections for Rs 12,000 from Himmat Chavda, who used to work as a nurse in Jalaram Hospital prior to now.
“Himmat Chavda has confessed that he had stolen the injections whereas serving in Wing-A on the fourth ground of the hospital. He mentioned that being a member of nursing employees, he wrote proscriptions for extra injections than really required for sufferers, bought such prescriptions accepted by administrator of the ward after which took the extra injections house. In flip, he bought them to Sheth with whom he had come into contact whereas serving in Jalaram Hospital,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime), Dadubha Basiya mentioned.
Basiya added that Himmat had dedicated the alleged theft thrice over the previous two weeks and bought the injections, that are utilized in treating Covid-19 sufferers, to Sheth. All of the 5 accused have been remanded in police custody until Thursday.
In the meantime, Police Commissioner Manoj Agarwal mentioned that he’ll write to the civil hospital and if anybody else is discovered to be concerned within the racket, motion could be initiated in opposition to them. “We’re going to write to the administration of the civil hospital over this. If anybody else is concerned, we’ll take motion,” mentioned Agarwal.
The DCB had additionally busted a racket of bogus billing of Remdesivir injections and had arrested Sachin Patel, proprietor of Theos Pharmacy retailer, and Parsottam Faldu, a medial consultant of Zyduc Cadila for Saurasthra zone. Police mentioned that Sachin allegedly cast payments to create false document that that he had bought 110 vials of Remdesivir injection to Vedant Hospital within the metropolis. Nevertheless, Vedant Hospital instructed police that it had not ordered the injections from that pharmacy. Police are investigating sale of 96 vials to Shubham Hospital by the identical pharmacy retailer. The duo have been additionally despatched to police custody until Thursday.
The DCB had on Tuesday arrested Dr Deepak Gadhiya, a homeopath who runs Shubham Clinic, for allegedly treating Covid-19 sufferers regardless of not having been authorised to take action and administering Remdesivir injection to sufferers by charging them Rs 7,000 per injection. A neighborhood court docket on Wednesday despatched Gadhiya to police custody for a day.
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