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Two Islamabad Laboratories Seals Due to Fake Vaccination Certificates By The Health Authority

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has closed two labs in the fake corona vaccination certificates scandal on Wednesday.

In a statement, an IHRA spokeswoman said, “These labs were engaged in the issuing of fraudulent corona vaccination certificates.”

The services of Sharif and Khan labs will be halted until the authorities issues a new directive, according to a spokesman.

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According to the spokesman, the two laboratories were also shut down for retaining expired VTMs and tubes.

According to the IHRA, “a private hospital has also been closed until further instructions for retaining expired testing kits.”

Furthermore, according to the Healthcare Regulatory Authority, two clinics have been closed due to the use of untrained employees.

The regulator has also directed 33 health institutions to get registration.

The IHRA has conducted scrutiny of 82 healthcare institutions and inspected rehabilitation centres, labs, collection points, hospitals, dental clinics and vaccination centres, the spokesperson said.

The citizens had requested the regulatory authority to inspect 20 institutions, spokesperson said.



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