Thousands of Indian people have fallen prey to an elaborate wide-ranging scam selling fake Covid-19 vaccines in India, with doctors arrested for their involvement, authorities say.
According to estimate, shots were given to around 2,500 people. They charged victims fees and made a total of $28,000.
14 people have been charged with cheating, attempted culpable murder, criminal conspiracy, and other offenses. Thakur stated that more arrests could be made as police continue to investigate other suspects in the scam.India was ravaged by the second wave of coronavirus between April and early June, which infected millions and killed tens of thousands nationwide.
Daily cases have been steadily declining since May’s peak, which has eased the strain on the medical system and allowed authorities to intensify their vaccination program during recovery.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in June a centralized vaccination drive. The central government would provide a substantial portion of vaccines to the states free of charge. Modi said that the nation administered an unprecedented 8 million shots per day within a matter of days. This was a “gladdening sign” of the program’s acceleration. According to Johns Hopkins University data, over 62 million people, or 4.5% of the nation’s population, have been fully vaccinated so far.
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