Black marketing of medical items rife in state

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With more and more people being hit by the virus in this second wave, the demand for medical items have sky-rocketed. Taking advantage of this, the businessmen of a different part of the state are hiking the price of this medical equipment.

Seeing the unavailability of stock, most people are trying to acquire important equipment like oxygen cylinders, oximeter and steamer machines for their homes so that they can use them anytime.

As per sources, the oximeter is being sold for ₹2,000 to ₹2,500 when the actual price is between ₹300 and ₹450. Similarly, 10-liter oxygen cylinder is being sold between ₹15,000 to ₹20,000 and 5-liter oxygen sold in ₹14,000 when the actual price is ₹4,000 to ₹2,000. The Steam machines are being sold for ₹500 when the actual price is ₹110 each.

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