STF arrests 3 for selling drugs for hospital in open market


LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Particular Activity Force (STF) has arrested three individuals for promoting medicine within the open market that had been meant on the market to sufferers at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) solely.

The medicine had been recovered from the trio, one in every of whom was deployed at a medical retailer on the KGMU campus.

The STF recovered a number of packing containers of tablets, syrups and injectable medicines, all obtained from KGMU’s Hospital Revolving Fund (HRF) pharmacy retailer, value over Rs 2 lakh.

The HRF shops present medicines at as much as 50-60 per cent low cost to sufferers coming to the OPD or these admitted on the medical college hospital.

“The arrests were made near the Nimbu Park, which is about 100 meters from the KGMU convention centre. One of the arrested Rajneesh Kumar is working as a pharmacist salesman at HRF pharmacy since past three years and is resident of Triveni Nagar. The other two , Nitin Vajpayee and Priyanshu Mishra, are also residents of Lucknow,” mentioned a press release from STF.

The arrested males revealed how they obtained medicines and offered them at the next worth.

The HRF pharmacy supplies medication in opposition to distinctive well being identification (UHID) quantity. The accused used the UHIDs that they used to notice down whereas promoting medicines to real sufferers and utilized the identical UHIDs to situation extra medicines on the most low cost charge.

The medicines had ‘KGMU HRF’ printed on every strip or bottle, which was eliminated by two different alleged accomplices Suraj Mishra and Sugreem Verma.

Verma allegedly coordinated the sale of those medicines to medication shops at a reduction of 20 per cent and the revenue margin of about 30 per cent was distributed amongst Rajneesh and others.

“The arrested individuals named a number of extra employees working at a special HRF pharmacy on the KGMU campus and operational within the division of cosmetic surgery, Trauma Centre, Gandhi Ward. They advised police that this fraud was being executed for the previous over 4 years, mentioned the assertion.

Since UHID was used to situation the medicines, the report of the inventory was maintained and nobody would primarily come to know concerning the dishonest.

Police are actually questioning the arrested males to get particulars of the medical shops within the metropolis the place these medicines had been offered and if extra individuals are concerned on this fraud.

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