At a time when India is receiving worldwide applause for becoming the first country to cross the one billion Covid-19 vaccination mark, reports of discrepancies have started to surface. In a bizarre incident, a Maharashtra man claimed he had received the final Covid-19 vaccination certificate without actually getting the second dose.
The incident occurred in Latur district of Maharashtra and came to light when Vijaykumar Kakade, a 29-year-old resident of Jawalga village in Ausa tehsil of the district, claimed to receive a vaccine certificate for full vaccination despite not having the second shot administered.
Khadke received the certificate through a text message on his phone. He had been allotted a time for his second dose on Wednesday. However, he received the certificate on his phone much before he actually went to get the jab. "You have been successfully vaccinated with the second dose of Covishield at 4.17 pm. You may download your vaccine certificate," the text read.
Health officials have blamed human error for the oversight.
"When I opened the given link, I saw the certificate of myself being fully vaccinated. The place of vaccination mentioned was Nath Sabhagrah, Ausa. However, the management of the Sabhagrah claimed that no vaccination camp was conducted there on Wednesday," he said.
When contacted, medical superintendent of Ausa, Dr Angad Jadhav, said this could have caused due to some human error as the operator might have typed the mobile number by mistake.
(With PTI Inputs)