As the world is faced with covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been in front line in urging the world leaders to vaccinate its citizens. This is an important step in countering the spread of this deadly virus.
Wonders never cease, on the July 1 police in Uganda arrested two nurses and were hunting a man who had posed as a doctor for selling and administering fake coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of people.
The government of Uganda has released the results of a test conducted to determine quality of these covid 19 vaccines.
Shockingly, hundreds of Ugandans received water shots.
Daily monitor publication reported that, more than 800 people received this fake covid 19 vaccinnes in Kampala.
Dr Warren Naamara, the director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit said that these fake vaccines were administered between May 15 and June 17.
He further said that, following the suspicion over fake covid-19 vaccines, the samples have been sent to the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory in Wandegeya and the National Drug Authority (NDA) for analysis.
The Serum Institute of India confirmed that the vaccines were never supplied to Uganda. This has come after NDA sent suspected fake Covid-19 vaccine sample for comparison with genuine vaccines. The Serum Institute of India have also confirmed that label information was forged.
Government Analytical Laboratory has said that, from their analysis, the vaccines are more of water than the chemical contents.
Dr. Naamara has assured all those who were vaccinated with fake vaccine that they are safe. He has also plead that all persons who were vaccinated to get a free Covid-19 vaccine at Ministry of Health approved vaccination centers.
“All persons and cooperate companies who were vaccinated at a fee, especially within the premises of work by the suspect still at large are advised to get free Covid-19 jab at the Ministry of Health approved vaccination centers” he said
He further urged the public to continue receiving vaccinations at Kiswa Health center since the forgery only took place outside this facility.