Twenty medics detained for fake Covid certificate issuance in Latvia

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Approximately 20 medical staff are currently detained in connection with falsifying the fact of Covid-19 vaccination and issuing false certificates, State Police reported December 11.

The number of criminal proceedings initiated in the context of fake vaccination against Covid-19 is increasing, which means that it is still possible to catch and suspend those involved. However, there is no significant success in penalizing them. No medical practitioner has yet been convicted in court and no one's licence has been suspended. 

In order to revoke or suspend the medical licence, the fault must be proven and an application must be made, said Gustavs Latkovskis, representative of the Latvian Medical Association. 

“I personally think if such cases come to us and there will be undoubted evidence that a false certificate has been issued in respect of vaccination against Covid, I think that all the conditions are in place for the licence to be revoked. But these cases have not come to us yet,” Latkovskis noted.

National Health Service's director Āris Kasparāns said: “We are talking about medical practitioners selling deaths for €300, €500. This is absolutely unacceptable. Legal actions must be taken in order to prevent these persons from being further present in the medical system."

The State Police said that around 20 medical staff were detained in the context of bogus vaccination and the falsification of vaccination certificates. They all have been barred from continuing to perform their duties to exclude the risk that they could continue to harm the public. 


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