The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that it has formed an expert committee of four-member to examine the effect of fake COVID-19 vaccination which was burted in Kolkata and to take corrective actions.
The following members include the committee:
1 Prof(Dr) Santanu Tnpathi, STM
2. Dr Jyotirmoy Pal, R G Kar Medical College
3. Dr Soumitra Ghosh, IPGMER
4. Dr. GK Dhali, IPGMER
The committee will submit its detailed report immediately.
The State Family Welfare Officer will do the necessary coordination in this regard. DHS, West Bengal will arrange for the detailed medical examination of the victims of this incident.
The 'fake vaccine' case in Kolkata has been making the headlines for a while now. Impersonating as an IAS officer, one Debanjan Deb held two vaccine camps in the city where thousands of people, including TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty, are believed to have been taken their jabs. After the operation was busted, the cops seized fake labels pasted on several vials of an antibiotic injection used in place of the vaccines.
The Kolkata police later said that Debanjan Deb, the person behind the fraud, had been impersonating as a joint commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for the last four months and has duped a few people of several lakhs of rupees on the pretext of helping them get tenders of the civic body. It was with this money that he was organising the fake vaccine camps, the police indicated, adding that further investigation into the case is underway.