The 53-year-old doctor will be brought before the Larnaca District Court for issuing a detention order in connection with a case of a fake vaccination certificate against Covid-19.
The doctor was arrested last night by members of the police at his home in Larnaca as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit a crime, forgery of an official document, circulation of a forged document, securing registration with false representations, negligent acts causing bodily harm and of the General Health System Law.
According to the police, yesterday, August 6, a citizen living in Larnaca reported to the Larnaca Police Department that his son (born in 1980) has been in the Intensive Care Unit of the Famagusta General Hospital since July 31 in serious condition due to COVID-19.
Due to the seriousness of the 41-year-old man's health condition, the doctors proceeded to intubate him.
According to the complainant, on August 5, he was informed that his son had confessed to medical and nursing staff of the Famagusta General Hospital that he had obtained a vaccination certificate against the disease when in fact he had not been vaccinated.
Examinations revealed that the patient had indeed confessed to a doctor and nurses that he had not been vaccinated.
According to the complainant, the 53-year-old general practitioner in Larnaca, who is registered at the GESS as a personal doctor, seems to have registered the 41-year-old patient in the OAY system as vaccinated without vaccinating him.
It should be noted that from other examinations carried out it was found that at least one more patient seems to have been vaccinated through this doctor while in fact he is not vaccinated and he is also treated at the General Hospital of Famagusta which operates as a Referral Hospital.
Arrest and search warrants were obtained. The doctor was arrested last night at 2050 at his home. The police carried out investigations both at the home and at the doctor's office of the suspect, where the investigators of the case received a number of items.
Today, the 53-year-old will be brought before the Larnaca District Court for the issuance of a detention order.
The Pancyprian Medical Association issued an announcement regarding the complaint against a doctor for a case of a false vaccination certificate
Meanwhile, the Pancyprian Medical Association states in a statement that “it requires a full investigation by the competent police authorities and is at the disposal of the Police to provide any assistance requested.”
The Pancyprian Medical Association also states that “in the context of all the legal procedures of its competent bodies and as it has repeatedly stated categorically, it sends a clear and strict message that it does not show any tolerance for any behaviors and / or actions of its member doctors, which endanger public health and tarnish the scientific prestige of the entire medical community of Cyprus “.