People wait for their turn to receive the coronavirus vaccine at the Expo Centre on Thursday. PHOTO: AFP

Probe opened into issuing Covid vaccination certificates without jabs

Committee directed to inquire into the incident within three days and report to the health department

Our Correspondent June 14, 2021

The Sindh health department has launched an inquiry against two vaccinators deputed at Expo Centre for allegedly taking money in exchange for coronavirus vaccination certificates without administering the jabs.

Sindh Health Department Director General Dr Arshad Memon notified on Sunday a three-member committee headed by Deputy Director General Dr Mahmood Iqbal and comprising Dr Ismail Memon and Dr Salman Sheikh to probe the matter.

The committee has been directed to inquire into the incident within three days and report to the health department.

The committee has called its first meeting on Tuesday.

There were media reports that certificates were issued in the Expo Centre in recent days in exchange of money and without vaccination on which the department took notice and started action.

A similar incident was reported in the Central district last week over which Sindh Health Secretary Dr Kazim Jatoi has called an inquiry.

Meanwhile, the health department also issued orders for transfer Nurse Iqbal Ahmed Pirzada to Tharparkar from Karachi for allegedly taking money from a doctor.

The doctor had filed a complaint that Pirzada was demanding money from her. A lady doctor had lodged a complaint against Iqbal Ahmed Pizada for asking for money.


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