Niha Khan & Afreen Zehra Booked in Aligarh for Throwing Covid Vaccine Syringes in Dustbins and Marking Beneficiaries Vaccinated Without Administering It

    31-May-2021   
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An ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife) of a primary health centre in Aligarh was booked on Sunday for allegedly disposing of 29 syringes filled with Covid-19 vaccine without administering them to the beneficiaries.
 
The incident has been reported from Jamalpur Primary Health Centre in Aligarh where ANM Niha Khan allegedly used to insert needles of syringes inside the body of the vaccine recipients but take them out without releasing the vaccine and later drop the vaccine-filled syringes into the dustbin.
 
On investigation, 29 such syringes filled with Covid-19 vaccines were found in the dustbin. On a complaint of the CMO, the police lodged an FIR against ANM Niha Khan and the Medical Officer-in-charge of the primary health center Afreen Zehra.
 
Vishal Chaudhary, CO Civil Lines said "A complaint was received from the CMO stating that there were 29 doses of Covid-19 vaccines which were left unused. The vaccination report was also uploaded on the portal without administering the beneficiaries. A case has been filed against ANM Niha Khan and Afreen Zehra under various sections of IPC.”
 
An FIR has been lodged under Section 203/176/465/427/120 B 3/4 of IPC at Civil Lines police station of Aligarh and investigation is underway.
 
(With inputs from ANI)