UP To Invoke National Security Act Against Those Black Marketing Remdesivir

UP To Invoke National Security Act Against Those Black Marketing Remdesivir

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There is no shortage of medicines and oxygen in the state, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials to conduct raids on those involved in black-marketing of medicines like Remdesivir and book offenders under the National Security Act (NSA).

Chairing a review meeting with his core team of 11 top officials in Lucknow, the Chief Minister reiterated that there was no plan to impose a lockdown in the state.

He also directed the officials to install GPS devices on oxygen tankers and provide adequate security to oxygen plants.

"The director general of police should constitute special teams to conduct raids on those involved in black-marketing of medicines like Remdesivir and Fabiflu. NSA and Gangster Act should be invoked against those involved in such practice," Yogi Adityanath said, according to an official spokesperson.

"At all oxygen plants/refilling centres, officers should be deployed, and it should be ensured that oxygen is given in a transparent manner," he said.

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