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The Bangkok hospital director who allegedly smuggled hundreds of boxes of Favipiravir antiviral pills, which are used to treat Covid-19, has been summoned by police. Last week, officers seized 390 boxes of Favipiravir and arrested nine people who were allegedly involved in selling the pills on social media at five times higher than the standard price. Officers from the Consumer Protection Police Division say they had received a tip about the director of the private hospital allegedly smuggling the antiviral drugs out of the hospital. Police checked the hospital in question, which was not named in reports, and found that […]

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7 minutes ago, ThailandBob said:

Hospital director positions don't pay well, I could suppose.

Greed isn't limited to the lower pay grades. He just got into trouble for not proactively "asking" for approval not to be found out. Allegedly.

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Should be treated the same as anyone selling other illegal drugs. Include the people who bought the drugs from the doctor and were selling it. The drugs are illegal and were being sold for profit just like any other illegal drug.

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Heck the director was selling them cheap for the risk, look at the mark ups the others were making for stuff all risk.  The director gets the heavy charges and the others minor.

Wonder what they will find if the dig a little deeper, hard to think the director got caught on their first pilfering. .

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