Monday, June 21, 2021

Bombay HC seeks to know how private individuals procuring COVID 19 Drugs such as Remdesivir directly from pharma cos

The Bombay High Court today sought to know how private individuals were procuring COVID 19 Drugs such as Remdesivir directly from pharmaceutical companies.

While the companies are required to provide its entire production to the Centre, which enables distribution to the states.

A division Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni made the observations while hearing a PIL filed by city-based lawyer alleging improper management of the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra and seeking directions pertaining to shortage of Remdesivir and oxygen among other matters.

The Court took note of the alleged distribution of over 10,000 vials of Remdesivir by a MP after buying it from Delhi.

Justice Girish S Kulkarni added that we want the drugs to reach everyone who is needy and should not be only in the hands of a few.

The Court scheduled the next hearing for Thursday, April 29.

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