Terengganu police today said there were individuals willing to be injected with distilled water in order to get fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates from a doctor at a private clinic in Marang.
Terengganu police chief Rohaimi Md Isa said so far, 23 individuals of various backgrounds have had their statements taken to assist in the investigation into the matter.
He said all of them had admitted to not receiving the actual Covid-19 vaccine shots.
“Some of them admitted to taking injections of distilled water or salt water on the grounds that they still get the shots even though these were not the Covid-19 vaccine,” he told a press conference at the Terengganu contingent police headquarters today.
He was commenting on the developments in the investigation into a case involving a doctor at a private clinic in Marang, who was nabbed for allegedly issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
Rohaimi said investigations found that 1,223 names of individuals involved in the activity had been sent to the vendor for the issuance of vaccination certificates through MySejahtera.
“However, we believe that not all of these individuals were administered with the actual dose,” he said.
Rohaimi said he was informed that the health ministry had blocked the issuance of vaccination certificates by the clinic.
“The certificates issued by the clinic are not valid and the police have received cooperation from employers who suspect that their employees were involved with the activity carried out by the clinic,” he said.
On Jan 8, a 51-year-old doctor was nabbed on suspicion of selling fake vaccination certificates.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code with the suspect released on police bail pending further action by the public prosecutor.