Doctor arrested for allegedly stealing COVID vaccine from PHC, Administering patients at home
Bengaluru: A doctor at a Public Health Centre in Manjunathnagar was arrested on Thursday for allegedly administering the vaccine at her associate's house. The duo had been carrying out the illegal vaccination drive since April 23.
The vaccines are sanctioned by the government to the PHC to give it to the people who have registered at the government portals. The police said that doctor was hired six months ago on a contract basis to the Manjunathnagar PHC under the Union government's National Health Mission Scheme. Doctor and her associate used to contact people and fix the time slots for them to take the jab in her house. The doctor used to get the vials from the PHC in a frozen vial carrier and vaccinate people at her associate's house every day.
"Upon inquiry so far it is found that the doctor was procuring the vaccine vials from the Manjunathnagar PHC and would administer it to people in ITI Layout, in Annapornaishwari Nagar who would be called by the associate," he added.
Meanwhile, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has terminated the services of the doctor, adds a recent report by Hindu.