Fake COVID-19 -ve certificate: KK Shailaja warns of stern action
Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister KK Shailaja said that stern action will be taken against those who distribute fake COVID-19 negative certificates. She condemned such illegal activities which took place amid growing concerns over the pandemic.
“Fake certificates declaring COVID-19 negative without conducting any tests are being issued. People behind such activities are trying to increase the chances of the virus transmission to more people. Such acts are anti-social and a serious offence as per Epidemic Diseases Act,” said the minister.
Shailaja also declared that police will take strict action against those who issue fake COVID negative certificates.
According to a complaint, fake COVID-19 certificates were distributed after collecting money from people in Pozhiyoor region here. The certificate was issued by using a fake seal of the medical officer at Pozhiyoor PHC.
The medical officer at Pozhiyoor Primary Health Centre lodged a police complaint in this regard.