At least 12 fake vaccination programmes were carried out in an around the country's financial hub in Mumbai between May and June, with the organisers charging their victims for the shots.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Over 2500 people were swindled by the scam organised by doctors and medical staff, who allegedly used their hospital access to create fake certificates and syringes.
Charges faced by the detainees include manslaughter, criminal conspiracy and fraud.
The coronavirus crisis in India has been devastating, with the country reaching the grim milestone of over 400,000 deaths last week (there is no implication that any of the health workers pictured are involved in the scam)
Indian authorities reported this morning 34,703 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to health ministry data, with active cases at 464,357 (there is no implication that any of the health workers pictured are involved in the scam)
Authorities have launched their vaccination programme and are using a variety of methods to boost awareness