A list of people allegedly vaccinated for Covid in Bihar’s Arwal district, thanks to a startling example of data fraud, includes Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, and Priyanka Chopra.
After lists of people vaccinated at Karpi community health centre that were submitted on the vaccination site were recently inspected, two computer operators have been suspended.
Several public personalities’ names appeared on the list, including Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Chopra, and Akshay Kumar.
After footage of these lists went viral, the local administration was embarrassed and requested an investigation.
What District Magistrate Priyadarshini says
The investigation will examine how and on whose orders the covid data fraud occurred, according to District Magistrate J Priyadarshini. “This is a very serious matter. We are trying so hard to ramp up testing and vaccination and then such irregularities are happening. Not just in Karpi, we will look at all healthcare centres. An FIR will be lodged, we will take action and set a standard.”
She stated the problem was discovered during a recent inspection. “Two operators have been removed,” she said, “but I am of the opinion that others must also be probed.”
What Bihar Health Minister says
Mangal Pandey, the Bihar Health Minister, said that two computer operators in charge of covid-19 data entry were fired as soon as the problem came before his department. “I have spoken to the district magistrate and the chief medical officer and asked them to also look at data of other hospitals in the hospitals to ensure there are no errors. If there are, those responsible will be punished as per law. We take this very seriously, if more such cases come to light, action will be taken,” he released a statement to the media.
The Health Minister was also questioned about another case of data fraud in Patna, when persons who went to vaccination centres for their second dosage of covid-19 were told they had already received both doses.
In response to the question, the minister stated, “These are technical matters. We cannot leave scope for errors in this system. If you make an error, you will face action.”