Police have arrested a suspect on charges of “illegally” administering vaccines against the coronavirus at homes in Karachi’s Saddar area in return for some monetary gains.
The suspect, who was arrested by Preedy police on the complaint of a health official, allegedly embezzled vaccine doses from a vaccination centre, South SSP Zubair Nazeer Shaikh said on July 26.
The senior officer hinted that more suspects might be involved in the activity.
According to the first information report (FIR), the complainant, provincial drug inspector for South district Ghulam Ali, said he had received information from “reliable sources” that certain persons had stolen Covid-19 vaccines from a vaccination centre established by the Sindh government and were allegedly administering the jabs to residents at their homes in return for a payment.
The drug inspector said he subsequently approached a man, Mohammed Ali, whose name was conveyed to him as being involved in the activity, on the pretext of getting vaccinated.
The suspect agreed to administer the jab at his home and told him that he would meet him at a restaurant in Saddar at 10:30pm on July 25.