Mumbai: Days after residents of a housing society in Mumbai’s Kandivali claimed to have been duped in an alleged vaccination scam, the Maharashtra government has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to investigate the matter and file a report within 15 days.
On Wednesday, Mumbai Police sources had informed that though the matter is still under investigation, they found that the beneficiaries have got their certificates, but with different dates and locations of vaccination.
Reacting to the alleged Hiranandani Estate Society vaccination scam, Maharashtra cabinet minister Aslam Shaikh said: “We have asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to investigate the matter and file a report within 15 days.”
In a complaint to the police, the Hiranandani Heritage Residents Welfare Association (HHRWA) had said that a vaccination camp was arranged by the residential complex on May 30. Later, it was found that the Co-WIN portal did not have any records of people who attended and obtained certificates in the name of various hospitals.
“If the vaccine is found to be fake, people who have been vaccinated will have a medical emergency to deal with. Therefore, there is an urgent need to investigate the whole episode so that such fraudulent activities are not repeated at other places,” the complaint said.
After their certificates showed different names of the hospital, members of the society began to suspect the practice and the hospitals refused to conduct any such campaign. Not a single member showed common side effects such as fever or body aches. Meanwhile, the communication of the three who came for the vaccination camp in the society is not happening.