The Patna-based civil surgeon was given five shots of the COVID-19 vaccine after records showed that the Bihar government had ordered an investigation.
Civil Surgeon Dr Viva Kumari Singh, however, said she had taken the job three times as per the rules.
Dr Singh further claimed that someone else had been able to take a vaccine shot using the details of his PAN card and called for an investigation.
According to the CoWIN portal, she received her first dose on January 28, 2021, and was fully vaccinated by March of last year.
Official documents show that Dr. Singh was also jabbed on February 6, 2021, using his PAN card information, and for the fourth time on June 17 of that year. He then took a precautionary dose on January 13, 2022.
On Monday, Patna District Magistrate Chandrasekhar Singh said the administration had launched an investigation. He said strict action would be taken against the culprits.
Earlier this month, an 84-year-old man from Madhepura’s Uttar Bihar district clashed over claims that he had taken a dozen shots of the coronavirus vaccine.
“I’ve used my Aadhaar card and my voter ID card at various events to register myself … each dose has helped relieve my chronic back pain. I have never had a cold or cough since I took my first shot 11 months ago.” Brahmadeo Mandal said.
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