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Coronavirus: 3 arrested for administering fake novel coronavirus vaccines

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Fake vaccines and bottles have been sent to the state health department. A case of cheating has been registered against the trio

twitter-logoPTI | March 18, 2020 | Updated 08:50 IST
Coronavirus: 3 arrested for administering fake novel coronavirus vaccines
The trio met villagers of Pipalgoan in Ambad tehsil and informed them about a vaccine that could protect them from coronavirus and administered it to gullible locals

Three women were arrested for allegedly administrating fake coronavirus vaccines to villagers in Maharashtra's Jalna district, police said on Thursday. The police on Wednesday arrested Beed residents Radha Ramnath Saamse, Seema Krishna Andhale and Sangeeta Rajendra Avhad, who allegedly posed as doctors and healthcare workers, an official said.

The trio met villagers of Pipalgoan in Ambad tehsil, informed them about a vaccine that could protect them from coronavirus and administered it to gullible locals, he said. Some villagers informed Dr Mahadev Munde, a medical officer at a rural health centre, about this, after which a complaint was lodged, the official said.

Fake vaccines and bottles, which were seized from the accused, have been sent to the state health department, he said, adding that a case of cheating has been registered against the trio.

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