Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for the Government of Maharashtra Aaditya Thackeray said that the state government will have to implement stricter norms for vaccination in private societies.
He further added that the state government would let the police do their job first while reacting to vaccination fraud in Mumbai.
He said the state government would take appropriate action only after the police complete their investigation and file a report.
"Housing societies should take NOCs from BrihanMumbai Corporation (BMC). It’s on private housing societies and government to ensure that vaccination teams that are coming are legitimate", he added.
The Kandivali Police arrested four men and detained one, between late on Thursday and Friday morning, in connection to the 'fraud' vaccination drive undertaken in a residential society on May 30. Police said that the vaccination drive was conducted without any authorized permission from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the accused had stolen the hospital IDs.
In a complaint submitted to the police, the Hiranandani Heritage Residents Welfare Association (HHRWA) had said that a vaccination camp was arranged by the residential complex on May 30. But later it found that the Co-WIN portal did not have any record of the people who participated and they received certificates in the name of different hospitals. The members had also expressed fears that the vaccine administered could be spurious.