IPS Officer Monika Bharadwaj’s 9-Point Tutorial for identifying the fake Remdesivir Vial

By | April 30, 2021

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9 errors have been pointed out by the IPS Officer Monika Bharadwaj on a package of Remdesivir Injection’s fake version that will help it to be differentiated from its genuine job.

At least 4 persons were arrested by the Delhi Police for black marketing of the Remdesivir Injection which has been prescribed for the patients of COVID-19 who are suffering from severe illness. Since, the drug is out of stock at some hospitals, it is being sold at very high prices in black market.

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As the supply of the Remdesivir Injection has been reduced, some people started selling fake drug. Some of them have been already arrested in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh who were selling fake medicine.

IPS Officer Monika Bharadwaj who is the DCP of Crime Branch of Delhi Police has posted tweet “for educational purposes” in which she has given details about how the genuine Remdesivir Injection can be differentiated from the fake one.

The 9 errors on a package of Remdesivir Injection’s fake version that will help it to be differentiated from genuine jab are as follows-

  1. Fake packages of Remdesivir do not contain “Rx” written on it before the injection’s name.
  2. There is a capitalisation error in the package’s 3rd line. The genuine package of Remdesivir has “100 mg/Vial” written on it but the fake package has “100 mg/vial” written.
  3. An alignment error is also there on the brand name on the fake package. The fake vial contains an increased gap in the product’s brand name.
  4. A capitalisation error is also there below brand name in the “Vial/vial”.
  5. Again, a capitalisation error is there on the front side’s bottom part of the package. It is written as “For use in” in original package and “for use in” in fake package.
  6. The “Warning” label on the back side of the box is written in red the original package whereas it is written in black in the fake package.
  7. Below the label of “Warning”, the key information “Covifir [Brand Name] is manufactured under license from the Gilead Sciences, Inc” is not present on the fake package of the Remdesivir.
  8. Again, a capitalisation error is there in text identifying drug maker, Hetero Labs. Here, India is written as “India” in the fake package of the medicine.
  9. In the full address present on package, there is a spelling error in the fake package of the vial, where Telangana has been written as “Telagana”.

The above mentioned points are some simple checks for identifying the fake injection from the genuine injection. By pointing out them, Monika Bhardwaj wrote on the Twitter App that- The tweet is for the educational purposes and she also wrote that no such complaints are received yet.

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