Two suspended over faux entry of Nawaz’s Covid vaccination

Well being dept seeks report from suspended officers; appoints new MS at related hospital


LAHORE:

The Punjab well being division on Friday suspended two officers over a faux Covid-19 vaccination entry on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif’s CNIC in Lahore.

Based on Categorical Information, the division of specialized healthcare suspended medical superintendent Dr Ahmed Nadeem and senior medical officer Dr Munir Ahmad of Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital over the negligence, directing them to submit a report back to the division.

Furthermore, extra principal and medical officer of Mian Munshi Hospital, Dr Muhammad Ijaz Butt, was transferred to the mentioned hospital and was given the extra cost of medical superintendent. The related division has additionally issued a notification of the appointment.

A day earlier, it was reported that the previous prime minister, who has been residing in London since 2019, obtained the primary dose of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a medical facility in Lahore, based on his “faux vaccine” certificates accessible with The Categorical Tribune.

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On the identical day, taking discover of the event, the well being division ordered an inquiry into the matter. Based on the Punjab Main and Secondary Healthcare Division’s letter despatched to the Federal Investigation Company (FIA), the bogus entry within the Nationwide Immunisation Administration System was made out of the aforementioned hospital.

As per the letter, which additionally comprises the identify of the vaccinator, the previous premier was inoculated with the primary jab on Wednesday (September 22) at 4pm. “It’s hereby requested to kindly examine and take crucial motion in opposition to the faux entry on the identify of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif within the Nationwide Immunisation Administration System,” the letter learn.

Final month, The Categorical Tribune had reported that the reviews of faux vaccination certificates have been surfacing throughout the nation. Consultants feared that, if left unattended, this may very well be the opening that in the end sinks the ship of Pakistan’s combat in opposition to Covid-19.

In view of mentioned reviews, authorities have taken motion in opposition to greater than 4 well being division workers in Lahore and Shahdara, whereas additionally cancelling certificates discovered to be illegally issued.

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