A person attached to the state health department was detained on Monday for allegedly selling COVID-19 vaccine doses illegally in Sajapur area of Maharashtra’s Aurangabad, police said.
The man was selling these doses in a room some 20-25 kilometres away from Waluj primary health centre and he was arrested following a tip-off, an official said.
“We have seized an empty bottle of Covishield vaccine as well as fresh and used syringes. We have found a list of 10 people who he gave doses to. Our probe has found he would contact labour contractors in the industrial area here promising to get their people vaccinated for a sum of Rs 300 each,” Inspector Madhukar Sawant of MIDC Waluj police station told PTI.
The man has been detained and the process of registering a case was underway, while probe had begun to find out from where he sourced these vials, Mr Sawant added.