The licence of a private hospital in Meerut district has been suspended after a video showing its staff member providing fake coronavirus report in return for money, went viral on the social media.
Anil Dhingra, District Magistrate, Meerut, said, "A video had gone viral in Meerut. We have registered a case in this regard and we have suspended the licence of the nursing home. We have also sealed it on Sunday. Strict action will be taken against anybody who does like this."
In the video, the staff member can be heard saying that the medical facility will provide a Covid-19 negative report for Rs 2,500.
Meerut Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Raj Kumar said, "A man from the hospital can be heard saying that he can arrange Corona negative report and the patient can get his operation done. We have identified the man and a FIR has been registered."
The video also shows the 'clients' giving Rs 2,000 to the hospital manager and promising to pay the remaining Rs 500 when the report arrives.