February 6, 2023
NDTV News


Ramesh Taurani had organised a camp for 365 workers on May 30 and June 3.

Mumbai:

Four arrests have been made in a case of an alleged ‘pretend vaccination camp’ that was organised by a housing society in Mumbai. Mumbai Police recorded statements of residents after which made the arrests after registering a case. Now, movie producer Ramesh Taurani too has a purpose to suspect that he has been scammed and {that a} vaccination camp he organised for his workers might have been sufferer of an analogous racket.

Mr Taurani, who heads Tips Industries Limited, had organised a camp for 365 workers on May 30 and June 3. But they’re but to obtain a vaccination certificates.

“Yes, we are still waiting for the certificates and when my office people contacted him (Sanjay Gupta from SP Events), he said it will come by this Saturday (June 12). We got 356 people vaccinated and paid Rs. 1,200 per dose plus GST. But more than the money, now we are worried about what was given to us. Is it genuine Covishield or any saline water?” he mentioned.

“We were told we would get the vaccination certificate from Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital (in Mumbai).”

The housing society in Kandivali suburb had complained to police that it was apparently cheated by some individuals who organised a COVID-19 vaccination camp for its members by claiming to signify a non-public hospital, and the vaccine that was administered may very well be spurious.

The Hiranandani Heritage Residents Welfare Association (HHRWA) has sought an investigation into the matter.

A vaccination camp was organized by the residential advanced on May 30. But later, residents discovered that the Co-WIN portal didn’t have any report of the individuals who participated and so they obtained certificates within the identify of various hospitals. A personal hospital had denied that it had held such a camp on the society.

Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner (western suburbs), directed Deputy Municipal Commissioner (DMC) Vishwas Shankarwar to conduct the probe and requested for a report in 48 hours.

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