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A 34-year-old Delhi doctor and two of his acquaintances were arrested for apparently forging COVID test reports. The police officials said that the accused doctor and his associates would wear PPE kits and collect samples from patients’ homes to make the procedurelook veryreliable. Subsequently, they would forge the test reports and add names of well-known diagnostic centres and labs.
Police said that the accused, Dr Kush Parashar, is a physician who has completed his Master’s from Russia. He has apparently forged more than 75 reports in the last three months. Senior police officer also said a preliminary investigation showed that the accused was cheating his patients who were trusting him and sought to get tested for COVID. The matter surfaced after police received a complaint from a private laboratory, claiming the reports were fake.
On 30th August, a man who runs an agency providing nursing care called Dr Parashar and asked him to conduct COVID tests after one of his clients wanted to get two nurses whom he had hired to be tested. The doctor provided the man with forged reports. The reports were forwarded to his client but, he noticed a small error in the report and hence called the laboratory.
Police informed the doctors at the lab were stunned as they were not having any records of the patients, though the report was exactly made like them. The man who ran the agency and the patients were not aware of the fake reports.
DCP (South) Atul Kumar Thakur, said that they found out that the doctor was producing test reports of renowned labs without even testing the samples. The police officials found that the doctor and his associate, Amit Singh, were working from home at Malviya Nagar and were arrested from there.
Dr Parashar told police that he is doing this for months for people who desired to get tested and also charged them Rs 2,400 for each test. Police arrested his other associate, Sonu, on Friday, who helped him with testing and computer work.
Source: The Indian Express