Forty-eight vials of Remdesivir injection have gone missing from a health facility run by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in Maharashtra, a senior official stated on Wednesday.
Following the incident, the civic physique will challenge show-cause notices to 5 individuals, together with one physician and three pharmacists, the official stated.
The incident occurred at Meltron Hospital, a devoted COVID health centre of the AMC.
“Forty-eight vials were found to be missing from a box when it was opened a few days back,” civic health officer Dr Neeta Padalkar stated.
The vials had been procured in the start of this 12 months, she stated.
Three bins containing 48 vials every have been despatched to the hospital on April 20. Out of them two bins have been used earlier and when the third field was opened on April 23, the Remdesivir vials have been missing and another injections have been saved inside it, Padalkar stated.
“We contacted the supplier company for confirmation, which said that it had packed Redmdesivir injections inside the box,” she stated.
According to her, the civic physique has carried out preliminary investigation into the incident.
“The AMC will issue show-cause notices to five persons- one doctor, three pharmacists and one assistant. They will be asked to reply within 24 hours. Later, if the commissioner instructs, we will also lodge a complaint,” Padalkar stated.