Uttarakhand Healthcare Facility Issues Phony Covid-Free Certificates, Probe Purchased

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    Uttarakhand Hospital Issues Fake Covid-Free Certificates, Probe Ordered

    The probe will seek to find out for how long the racket was going on at the healthcare facility.

    Rishikesh:

    A federal government health center in Uttarakhand supposedly released OPD slips to people accrediting that they have no symptoms of COVID-19, without carrying out an RT-PCR test, triggering the administration to release an inquiry into the matter.

    Mostly such fake certificates were provided in violation of ICMR guidelines to migrant employees who wished to go to other districts searching for work.

    The matter came to light on Wednesday at SPS Government Health Center, Rishikesh where a physician was doing this for money, authorities at the healthcare facility said asking for anonymity.

    They also produced a sample of one such OPD slip provided by the medical professional bearing his signature and the stamp of the medical facility as a proof.

    When called Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash on Wednesday said a comprehensive query is being purchased into the matter.

    The probe will look for to discover for how long the racket was going on at the hospital and how many physicians were involved in it, he said.

    Chief Medical Superintendent NS Tomar said based on the guidelines of the Centre and the Indian Council of Medical Research an RT-PCR test alone can license whether an individual is struggling with COVID-19

    No other document has any legal validity in this matter, he stated.

    ( Except for the headline, this story has actually not been edited by NDTV staff and is released from a syndicated feed.)

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