Mohammad Shahed lastly arrested by the police
Mohammad Shahed,42 has been arrested by the police after his hospital, Regent hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh issued hundreds of pretend coronavirus take a look at outcomes.
He was arrested on Wednesday, July 15, after a nine-day manhunt over allegations he issued pretend certificates to sufferers saying they had been virus-free with out even testing them.
Police stated he was apprehended whereas making an attempt to flee to India in a burqa.
The 42-year-old was one in all greater than a dozen folks detained by authorities in reference to the rip-off. A well known physician and her husband had been additionally arrested by police and accused of issuing hundreds of pretend virus certificates at their Dhaka laboratory.
“He was arrested from the financial institution of a border river as he was making an attempt to flee to India. He was sporting a burqa,” Fast Motion Battalion spokesman Colonel Ashique Billah instructed AFP.
“His hospitals carried out 10,500 coronavirus assessments, out of which 4,200 had been real and the remainder, 6,300 take a look at stories, got with out conducting assessments.”
Shahed can also be accused of charging for the certificates and COVID-19 therapies regardless of agreeing with the federal government that his hospitals within the capital Dhaka would offer free care.
His arrest comes per week after Italy suspended flights to Rome from Bangladesh after a number of passengers arriving from Dhaka examined optimistic for Covid-19.
In keeping with Shakirul Islam of migrant rights group OKUP, a few of those that examined optimistic in Italy had been allegedly carrying unfavorable coronavirus certificates from Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has reported over 193,000 instances and a couple of,457 deaths from Coronavirus up to now.