Junagadh District Collector Rachit Raj has ordered an inquiry into the issuance of fake Covid vaccine certificates in the names of actors and cricketers to meet targets.
A five-member committee headed by the Deputy Development Officer will submit its report within a fortnight and recommend action.
The Collector said that he came to know that paramedics “vaccinated some celebrities” in order to meet their vaccination targets. An inquiry will be conducted, and those responsible must face action.
Four certificates are in circulation on social media, one is issued in the name of Jaya Bachchan, her age is shown as 23, and Mendapara Primary Health Center issues the vaccination certificate.
Another certificate has been issued in the name of cricketer Mohammad Kaif, his age is shown as just 22 years old from the same centre.
According to the Motipara Primary Health Centre, Juhi Chavla is 44 years old and received a COVID dose during a vaccination drive. According to Prempara sub-health centre, Mahima Chaudhary is older than Jaya Bachchan, who is 57 years old. The District Collector has excluded Junagadh District Chief Medical Officer from the committee, as a scam is committed by the team reporting to him.