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FIR against Shivam Hospital Bokaro for misuse of Remdesivir, malpractice

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Bokaro: An FIR was registered against Shivam Hospital— a private hospital in Bokaro for misuse of Remdesivir injections and not keeping the proper records of the injections, for allegedly violating COVID-19 regulation norms, malpractices, misappropriation of Remdesivir vials and black marketing of injection on their part.

A case has been lodged by the Executive Magistrate PR Kujur at Sector 4 police station against the Shivam Hospital management for violation of Clinical Establishment Act 2010, Jharkhand State Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Rules 2013, Essential Commodities Act, 1955, and Disaster Management Act 2005.

“Seventy vials of Ramdisivir injection were allotted to the Shivam Hospital when the pandemic period was on its peak. During the inspection, the hospital management presented the account of only 12 vials. Also, they did not present the empty vial of the injection,” said Kujur.

Earlier in the month of June this year, FIRs were registered against three private hospitals in Bokaro for misuse of Remdesivir injections and not keeping the proper records of the injections, for allegedly violating COVID-19 regulation norms, malpractices on their part in providing COVID-19 treatment, and for overcharging from the patients.

According to the police, FIRs were lodged against Wellmark Hospital Bokaro at City police station, Devansh Hospital at Chas Police station, and City Care Hospital at Pindrajora police station Chas.

On the directive of Rajesh Kumar Singh, then Deputy Commissioner Bokaro, Executive Magistrate Praveen Rohit Kujur lodged the FIRs at different police stations, informed Santosh Kumar OC of City police station.

There were many discrepancies found during the investigation by the Drug Inspector in all three private hospitals, which are violations of the government’s directive (Latter No.-241 HSM dt. 09/05/2021) and corona guidelines said.

The FIR stated that several irregularities, excessive charging, and misappropriation of Remdesivir vials were found at Naya More based Wellmark Hospital during the inspection.

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