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Doctor arrested for selling fake ‘vaccine’ of coronavirus in Karachi

Karachi: Amidst the unrest due to surge in coronavirus cases, Police recently arrested a person who claimed himself as a doctor and was selling vaccine for the treatment of coronavirus in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority area.

“Defence police has arrested one fake doctor, Syed Didar Ali, who was malignantly and fraudulently selling fake vaccine for COVID-19 at West Point Clinic, DHA Phase 2 Extension,” said Clifton Superintendent of Police Imran Mirza.

Police have registered a first information report against the suspect under Sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating or dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

It is pertinent to mention here that no vaccine for COVID-19, which emerged late last year in China, has so far been developed. Also, an easy-to-install application eg Authentik App can easily help in detection of fake and scam doctors.

March 17, 2020

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