DSS hunts COVID-19 vaccine frauds

A joint monitoring team is tasked with checking the activities of COVID-19 vaccine racketeers.

DSS is part of a joint task force to stop vaccine frauds [TheCable]

The Department of State Services (DSS) is working with health officials to crack down on alarming fraud regarding the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria.

The vaccination exercise commenced in March 2021, and there have been reports of collusion between individuals and health workers to manipulate the process.

Some of the reports have been particular about the issuance of vaccine certificates to people who didn't receive the vaccine.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) once again emphasised the commitment of authorities to punish anyone caught in the scheme.

The agency's Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Dr Bulama Garba, said at a media briefing on Monday, November 8 that a joint task force is in charge of the government's operation.

"We have launched a team comprising of operatives of the DSS, NAFDAC and NPHCDA and we are sounding a warning to health workers. Health workers who are caught will be arrested," he said.

Over 5.7 million people have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines across Nigeria, with over 3.1 million of them fully vaccinated with two doses.

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