As anticipated, the black marketing of vaccine has begun and in a shocking incident a truck was seized today in Kareli area of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh. This is sending tremors across the States as now its imperative to control the black marketing of vaccines.
The locals who spotted a truck abandoned at the roadside near the Kareli bus stand has informed police and on opening of the truck, the police found 2,40,000 doses of Covaxin and neither the driver nor the cleaner were found near the truck. Based on the registration number of the truck, the mobile of the driver was traced down in the bushes and search is on to apprehend both cleaner and driver of the truck.
The police have seized the truck and the vaccine which is found to be safe under refrigeration, is valued at approximately Rs.8 Crores. This is one of the first seizures of vaccine which is being transported illegally and it exposes the hollowness in safety and security of vaccine. Many people are commenting that the governments need to further strengthen the security measures so that Covid-19 vaccine reaches the actual and needy people without getting diverted to other channels.