Kovid test scam in Haridwar Kumbh Mela, investigation started against private lab on the orders of DM

The private lab is accused of conducting tests with fake Aadhar cards to get more payment.

The private lab is accused of conducting tests with fake Aadhar cards to get more payment.

Private labs performed tests by submitting fake Aadhar cards to get paid more by showing more number of tests. Haridwar DM C Ravi Shankar says that a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of CDO. Strict action will be taken if the concerned lab is found guilty in the investigation.

Pulkit Shukla

Haridwar. During the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, the matter of disturbances in the corona test is coming to the fore. On the instructions of ICMR, the District Magistrate of Haridwar has formed a committee of officers to investigate the irregularities in the corona test. The matter is related to private lab doing corona test during Haridwar Kumbh Mela. Preliminary investigation by the Health Department has revealed that a private lab conducted tests by submitting fake Aadhar cards to show more number of tests. Private labs did this to get more bill payments. Haridwar District Magistrate C Ravi Shankar says that a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the CDO. If any discrepancy is found in the investigation, strict action will be taken against the lab concerned.

20 private labs did corona test

In Haridwar Kumbh Mela, maximum corona rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests were conducted by the government. For which the District Health Department had contracted with 9 private labs and the Kumbh Health Department had contracted with 11 private labs of Haryana, which is facing allegations of fraud, that company was contracted with the Kumbh Mela Health Department. Kumbh Mela Health Officer Dr Arjun Singh Sengar says that the bills given by the companies are being closely examined. Full payment will be made only if found correct in the investigation.gave negative report of corona test on fake aadhar cards

Corona tests were done on a large scale to prevent corona infection in the Kumbh Mela. During the fair period, 20 to 40 thousand corona tests were done daily. The private company that did the test scam is accused that the company showed more number of sampling to get more payment from the government. For this, a negative report was given on fake Aadhar cards. Apart from this, even after doing more than one test of a person, he was given a negative report.




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