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Indian nurse among 3 arrested in Kuwait for issuing fake vaccination certificate

The three nurses, who were working at the Al Jahra hospital, were apprehended following a tip-off and charged with several offences, including forgery.

Indian nurse among 3 arrested in Kuwait for issuing fake vaccination certificate
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Kuwait City, First Published Jul 28, 2021, 10:20 AM IST
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An Indian nurse is among three arrested in Kuwait for forging Covid-19 vaccination certificates for money. The other two nurses were from Egypt. 

The three nurses, who were working at the Al Jahra hospital, were apprehended following a tip-off and charged with several offences, including forgery.

According to Gulf News, the accused asked people to register in the Health Ministry platform and used fraudulently expedited their vaccination dates. 

On the registered dates, the people got messages stating that they had received the first and then second doses of the vaccine and thereafter received vaccination certificates, the report said.

The nurses have reportedly confessed to charging 250-300 Dinars to (Over Rs 61000-Rs 74,276). 

Kuwaiti authorities are trying to trace individuals who received these fake vaccination certificates even though the nurses claimed that they handed out the document to only four people.

The nurses will soon be deported.

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