Doctor couple held for supplying leftover vaccines to unofficial camps in Mumbai


Kandivali police has arrested the doctor couple that runs Shivam Hospital at Charkop for allegedly supplying “unutilised” or “leftover” vials of Covid-19 vaccines for unauthorised camps organised at Hiranandani Heritage housing society in Kandivali and other places.

The arrested couple, conducted authorised vaccination camps from March 14 to April 30 at Shivam Hospital. They also allegedly supplied the “leftover” stock to one Mahendra Singh and Dr Manish Tripathi, who held unauthorised vaccination camps at various places across Mumbai. Around 150,000 people were vaccinated with “unused” or “leftover” Covishield vaccines, police said.

The state government on Thursday informed the Bombay high court that beneficiaries were given leftover doses in at least nine camps held by the group.

According to the Kandivali police officers during the vaccination camp, Shivam Hospital authorities did not give the prescribed amount of dose to the people and saved a portion of the dose. The remaining dose was then stored separately.

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