860 injections of Remdesivir drug for treating COVID-19 patients were found "stolen" from the government-run Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal on Saturday.
"860 Remdesivir injections were found stolen. We are investigating," Bhopal Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali said. Internal sabotage cannot be ruled out, an official added.
Vishwas Sarang, MP Medical Education Minister, said, "I have received the information about the theft of the injections. This is a very serious matter. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat and Bhopal Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali have reached the spot and started investigations."
A case has been registered with Koh-e-Fiza police station under sections 457 (house-breaking by night) and 380 (theft in any building) of the Indian Penal Code.
Remdesivir shortage has been reported in different parts of the state battling the second wave of COVID-19.