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‘False’ report scam exposed, probe on

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Tribune News Service

Moga, August 19

Allegations of graft against the district health authorities have come to light, with reports of NRIs paying Rs 3,500 each to get a false Covid negative report doing the rounds.

Om Parkash, a local, in an affidavit filed before the district magistrate, alleged that Balwinder Kaur from Hong Kong had paid Rs 2,000 to a local doctor in July to get a Covid-negative report. She again had to pay Rs 3,500 to the health authorities after she missed her flight. After the health authorities failed to give her the test report on time, she went to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot to get the test done. Subsequently, after getting Covid test report declaring her negative, she returned to Hong Kong.

In the affidavit, Parkash said: "I had paid Rs 1,70,000 to a local doctor to get negative reports for 48 persons, but the doctor never kept his word. Subsequently, all 48 persons got their tests done from different places."

In an affidavit, Charanjit Singh, a resident of Dehrka in Ludhiana, said nine NRIs had paid Rs 31,500 to an agent to get the negative reports.

Dr Amarpeet Kaur Bajwa, CMO, said the DM had asked the SSP to probe the matter.

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