Vaccination at the District Hospital of New Delhi, India on April 22, 2021. (Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)
- According to the New York Times, the authorities stated that thousands of Indians were vaccinated against fake Covid-19.
- Scammers in Mumbai use saline injections and charge up to $17 per dose in private clinics.
- The scam lasted for at least two months and 14 people have been arrested.
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More than 2,600 people went to camps in India to get the Covid-19 vaccine, but as part of the plan, they might be tricked into receiving saline injections. New York Times Report.
So far, the police have arrested 14 people they suspected of participating in the program, which spanned the past two months and took place at more than a dozen private vaccination sites in Mumbai.
The authorities stated that they confiscated more than $20,000 from the suspect. They said that the organizers of these sites, including medical professionals, charge up to $17 per dose.
People who were vaccinated on these sites began to suspect that their vaccinations did not appear on the government’s online portal to track vaccinations, and when the staff told them that the hospital they belonged to did not match the vaccination card they received.
This is not the first Covid-19 scam. March, Interpol broke the global criminal network that smuggled vials of fake Covid-19 vaccine around the world, More than 2,000 doses of counterfeit medicines were seized from a warehouse on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
The dose is made of saline solution.
At about the same time, Chinese officials also seized 3,000 counterfeit vials.
During the surge in cases in India, The crooks also sell fake oxygen and drugss to the desperate family.