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Two labs sealed over issuing fake Covid vaccination certificates in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: The health authorities in Islamabad on Wednesday sealed two laboratories in the fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates scandal.

According to Islamabad Health Regulatory Authority (IHRA) spokesperson, the labs were involved in issuance of fake corona vaccination certificates.

The services of Sharif and Khan labs will remain suspended till the next order of the authority, he added.

A private hospital has also been closed till further orders over keeping expired testing kits.

Moreover, two clinics have also been closed over keeping untrained staff, Healthcare Regulatory Authority said.

The regulator has also directed 33 health institutions to get registration.

The IHRA has conducted scrutiny of 82 healthcare institutions and inspected rehabilitation centres, labs, collection points, hospitals, dental clinics and vaccination centres.

The citizens had requested the regulatory authority to inspect 20 institutions, spokesperson said.

Earlier this month, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had launched a crackdown against the individuals involved in the issuance of fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

Briefing the media in Islamabad, Director-General FIA Sanaullah Abbasi had said 41 people involved in this illegal and immoral activity have been apprehended over the last two months and FIRs have been registered against them.

The DG FIA had said action is also being taken as per the law against those who acquired the fake certificates. “The details of those who issued fake vaccination certificates are also being collected. The FIA has summoned some of them, while others will also be called soon,” he added.