ILNS: A letter has been written to Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana, drawing his attention to the black-marketing of oxygen and Remdesivir injection, besides life-saving drugs like Tocilizumab and Fabiflu across India.
The letter has been written by Satyam Singh Rajput, Advocate of the Supreme Court and Founder of Justice For Rights Foundation; Advocate Amit Kumar Sharma; lawyer Abhijeet Kumar Bhatt and Ayush Kumar Upadhyay, a law student.
The letter stated that around 54.5 percent of admissions during the second wave required supplementary oxygen during treatment and it showed the necessity of oxygen. Some people were storing oxygen without having the licence to do so and selling them at a higher price.
Mr Rajput further stated that due to the black-marketing of oxygen, Remdesivir injection, Tocilizumab and some other life-saving medicines and injections, many people were losing their lives, as they were not able to afford such hefty prices. Some hospitals and doctors were also involved in this black-marketing, he added.
The letter said that these doctors and hospitals were demanding injections from the families of the patient, but those injections were not being used, and instead, they were given to black marketers.