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Complaint against Gambhir for ‘hoarding’ Fabiflu after his ‘free distribution’ tweet

By Priyanka Verma 
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A complaint has been registered against Gautam Gambhir for allegedly ‘hoarding’ Fabiflu, a medicine used to treat mild-to-moderate Covid-19 disease. New Delhi-based resident, Leher Sethi has registered this complaint against Gambhir. The 39-year old MP, on Twitter had himself informed about acquiring Fabiflu from his East Delhi office, free of cost.

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Leher Sethi, who has lodged this complaint, is a motivational TEDx speaker. She informed about it on Twitter. She said: “I have filed a complaint against @GautamGambhir for hoarding Fabiflu at a time when Delhi Residents are scrambling for it!

This is deeply concerning also b’cos Pharmacies & chemists provide medication to patients 24/7 while Mr Gambhir is only making it avaiable from 10 am-5 pm.”

Here is the copy of the complaint filed against Gautam Gambhir:

Gautam Gambhir’s tweet about having Fabiflu stock.

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Gautam Gambhir is currently part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) broadcasting team with the Star Sports Network. Recently on the channel, during the post-match IPL show, Gautam Gambhir called Chennai Super Kings’ plan to pick Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell’s wicket a “fluke”. The cricketer-turned-MP has been vocal about a lot of issues on Twitter. He also supports programs that are related to the upliftment of the transgender community.

He was also criticized on Twitter before the complaint was registered.

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But, What is Fabiflu?

According to PharmEasy.com, Fabiflu is ‘an antiviral medicine containing Favipiravir as its active ingredient. It is used to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease in adults under restricted emergency use. This medicine stops the replication of the virus.’

Gautam Gambhir has also given a justification after the complaint. Read his reply in this ANI Tweet:

“If a few 100 strips of tablets obtained from a distributor are being given for free, then, can it be called hoarding? Is my obtaining a few strips of Fabiflu causing the shortage? You can call me wrong but I’ll do everything to save lives of people,” BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said.

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