India / Fake COVID vaccine certificates with names 'Amit Sha', 'Pushyu Goyal' surface in UP

Zoom News : Dec 18, 2021, 08:32 PM
New Delhi: Covid-19 vaccine certificates in the name of "Amit Sha", "Om Birla", "Niten Gadkari" and "Pushyu Goyal" were allegedly issued by a healthcare centre in Takha tehsil of the Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh.

Suspecting a "conspiracy", an official called these certificates fake and said authorities have been asked to investigate the matter.

Names similar to some of the Union ministers -- Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal -- were used in these certificates.

In the "fake" vaccine certificate, Amit Sha's age is mentioned to be 33 years and that of Niten Gadkari is said to be 30 years. Pushyu Goyal's age is listed as 37 years, while Om Birla's age is noted as 26 years.

These certificates show that these people were vaccinated with the first dose on December 12 at Sarsainawar CHC 1 in Etawah, and the date for the second dose has been fixed between March 5, 2022, and April 3, 2022.

Moreover, after copies of these certificates emerged, it was found that no such vaccine is administered at the healthcare centre mentioned in the certificate.

When asked about the matter, the Community Health Center (CHC) in-charge said "our ID was hacked on December 12 and we have written a letter demanding to close this ID".

CMO Dr Bhagwan Das Bhiroria said the matter appears to be someone's conspiracy. "The names of the Union ministers have been deliberately used. For this, a high-level investigation team has been formed. This fraud will be exposed soon," he said.Live TV