About 800 injections of Remdesivir were stolen from the state-run Hamidia hospital of Bhopal on Saturday. At a time, when deaths are occurring due to shortage of Remdesivir injections, the huge stock of injections was found missing from the store room of the hospital.
The injections were supplied to the hospital by administration on Friday. The hospital administration had stored the stock for use. However, on Saturday morning when a team of doctors looked for vials to administer them to patients, the box was found missing.
Later, the Hamidia administration carried out searches inside the compound but to no avail. The shortage of Remdesivir had made headlines and recently these injections were sent to Bhopal and other districts.
“17 boxes of Remdesivir have been stolen. One box contains 48 injections & only a few of the boxes were open. An FIR has been registered,” says ASP Ramsnehi Mishra.