The Bombay High Court on Thursday objected to BJP MP Sujay Vikhe Patil allegedly buying Remdesivir vaccines from New Delhi unofficially and “stealthily”. Also mentioned that this drug should be distributed in equal proportion among the needy. Sujay Vikhe Patil is a Lok Sabha MP from Ahmednagar seat in Western Maharashtra. The Aurangabad bench of the High Court said that Vikhe Patil’s move may have saved the lives of poor and needy patients but the path he had chosen was wrong and “it cannot be a situation like Robinhood”. This entire matter needs to be investigated. However, the court is refraining from doing so at this stage as it has summoned the DM of Ahmednagar to give a clean chit to the MP. A bench headed by Justice Ravindra Ghuge said, “Adopting a wrong path is ultimately termed as unfair.” Remedesvir vaccines should be used and distributed in equal proportions among all, not in this manner. “The court said,” We only want to know how Vikhe Patil unofficially and secretly purchased the vials of Remadecivir vaccines? ”
The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by four agricultural experts, requesting criminal action against Patil for allegedly procuring 10,000 vials of Remadecivir vaccine from Delhi and distributed in Ahmednagar.