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Problem with fake Covid vaccination cards issued by doctors ‘a lot more serious’

Police are investigating five cases relating to fake Covid vaccination cards allegedly issued by doctors in Cyprus but the problem appears to be a lot more serious, Philenews reported on Tuesday.

Attorney General Giorgos Savvides said there are gaps in the Cyprus Medical Association’s procedures when it comes to suspending the practice license of a doctor who is under a criminal investigation. And that’s the reason amendments to the relevant  legislation will be accelerated.

The issue was discussed at a meeting convened by Savvides following the arrest of a cardiologist on suspicion of issuing fake vaccination cards to people to beat the SafePass requirement.

The 53-year-old doctor from Larnaca on Saturday was remanded for seven days in connection with issuing a fake Covid vaccination card to a man who became seriously ill in hospital with the virus.

The case had been reported to police by the 41-year-old’s patient’s father.

However, police have received two more complaints against two other doctors – one in Paphos and a GP in Limassol – also suspected of issuing fake vaccination cards.

 

 

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