Fake vaccination entries

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab health authorities in collaboration with intelligence agencies arrested three members of a gang involved in fake entries of corona vaccination on Thursday.

“Three members of the gang have been arrested,” Lodhran Deputy Commissioner Imran Qureshi said.

“Cellphones and other equipment have been recovered from the accused,” the DC said. “The young men were used to make bogus entries of vaccination at a mobile shop,” the DC informed, adding that the entries were confirmed with the password of the health office.

According to sources, the gang was charging Rs 5,000 from the people going abroad, while others had to pay Rs2,000 for the fake entry in the health office database of Covid-19 vaccination.

It is to be mentioned here that a man was arrested for making fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates at the Lahore Expo Centre on Wednesday. The Punjab health department nabbed the accused for making fake vaccination certificates at the Expo Centre.

A security guard deputed at the Expo Vaccination Centre received a vaccination certificate without getting the vaccine doses. The man found guilty has been booked on the orders of secretary primary and secondary health Punjab.

It may be recalled that last week, the Punjab health department had arrested one of its employees in Lahore for making fake Covid-19 certificate.

Accused Abdul Rehman used to make fake entries by taking bribe of Rs 4,000 from the citizens.

Meanwhile, A man purportedly declared dead by his family after he suffered an electric shock came back to life after a rescue worker performed CPR on him in Lodhran, a district of South Punjab.

According to a private TV channel, the man identified as Muhammad Shamshad said he blacked out after suffering an electric shock.

His family members, instead of taking him to a hospital for medical aid, used a traditional method of burying to resuscitate him, he informed, adding they declared him dead after half an hour when he showed no sign of life.

Later, he was revived with CPR, thanks to a rescue official. The man presented a bouquet of flowers and sweets to the official for saving his life.

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