Priyanka slams BJP for 'hoarding' Remdesivir

New Delhi, Apr 19 (IANS): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday slammed BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis 'for hoarding Remdesivir injections which is a life-saving drug for corona patients'.

She tweeted in Hindi, loosely translated as "When people across the country are pleading for making available Remdesivir and struggling for each vial, at this moment one BJP leader who has been on an important post is hoarding the injection which is a crime against humanity."

The matter pertains to the Mumbai Police officials, which claimed that at least 60,000 vials of Remdesivir had been stored at different locations in the city such as Vile Parle, Malad, Kandivali, South Mumbai by Bruck Pharma. The police took custody of the representatives of the pharma company, but in a twist, the opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis went to the police office to "rescue" the official of Bruck Pharma, who had been detained by the police for questioning over the supply/sale of Remdesivir injections.

The Pharma company has its manufacturing unit in Daman & Diu. As per reports it was approached by BJP MLC from Maharashtra Prasad Lad who had sought to buy the injections for Covid patients in Maharashtra.

Fadnavis in his defence claimed the pharma company had obtained all permissions and was providing the injections to Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena has accused that the BJP bought the stock to distribute just like the BJP Gujarat state chief had done. "How did a private individual like Fadnavis procure Remdesivir stock from Gujarat when the sale is allowed only to the government," asked Sena.



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  • Harsha, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    India has the highest daiily covid infections,which could have been prevented if our govt was smart enough to take the advise of medical doctors/Dr Manmohan Singh or other Able aducated experts . But Govt ego,and their plan to win the elections at any cost resulted in this crisis..BJP mismanaged the Covid crisis,to win elections& lost thousands of lives.God only can help at this time.

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    Another Self Goal! Slamming, bashing, lashing, BJP, Modi or RSS is a failed strategy that has reduced Congress to what it is today. . When will Congress learn?. This strategy wont benefit the party nor the individual , unless and otherwise he or she has a safe Muslim Constituency to contest from.

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  • myna, mysuru

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    If a common man hoards medicines or sells them without a degree or diploma in Pharmacy he is arrested. How come these BJP quacks are let loose and free to hoard and trade in the life-saving medicine for COVID? Is the law in India dead? Can't the court take SUO MOTTO action on such a serious charge made by a responsible opposition leader?

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    Madam should keep quiet if she does not have the facts .

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    Thank your Stars and Gods for being able say that today.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    Gujarati's know only how to Hoard ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    Priyanka should get her facts right. Remedesivir is not a life saver for all covid infected patients. There is no use of remedesivir if administered to a patient with Covid infection. It can be given only to patients whose oxygen saturation in the blood has fallen below 90%. Responsible pharma companies do not sell Remedesivir to individuals. It doesn't mean they are hoarding it. They sell only to hospitals who who will administer it to only required patients. There are many instances now, people complain about hoaring when the pharmacies do not sell them the injection.

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  • Nawaz, Manjeshwar

    Mon, Apr 19 2021

    No one one said it to be sold to customers but it’s to hospitals. It would be better if you can get your facts correct. Hoarding is a crime, the so called pharmacy company had planned to distribute it to BJP leader and next day it was planned to be donated to the Maharashtra government by this BJP leader.

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