Two fake doctors arrested for treating COVID patients

Two fake doctors arrested for treating COVID patients

Two fake doctors arrested for treating COVID patients

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

03 Jun, 2021 | 8:38 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police on Wednesday (Jun. 02) arrested two suspects in the Kesbewa area, on charges of impersonation for illegally treating COVID-19 patients.

Following investigations, the information had come to light that the duo maintained a Facebook page in respect of the fake medical business.

“According to the Facebook page, they receive information about COVID positive patients and those who are ordered to follow quarantine procedures. Thereafter, they visit the locations where the quarantine order is in effect and they treat patients without any authority. They had charged Rs. 12,500 for treatment,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Thursday (Jun. 03)

Police had arrested the duo based on a complaint lodged with the Kesbewa Police on Wednesday (Jun. 02).

“The Kesbewa Medical Officer of Health had lodged a complaint with the Kesbewa Police yesterday (Jun. 02), in respect of an offence of cheating by impersonation committed by two people who were illegally treating COVID-19 positive patients or the individuals who had been ordered to undergo quarantine,” the Deputy Police Chief elaborated.

The two suspects will be produced at the Kesbewa Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (Jun. 03) and further investigations are underway.

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