Guwahati: While there are many in the country who are yet to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, an 84-year-old man from Bihar has claimed to have taken 11 shots of COVID-19 vaccines.
The man has been identified as Brahmadeo Mandal from Bihar’s Madhepura district.
Mandal claimes that he got 11 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The incident came into light when Mandal went to the nearby clinic for his 12th shot of COVID-19 vaccine.
He was caught before he could take his 12th dose.
The civil surgeon of the Madhepura district has now said that the matter will be thoroughly investigated to find out how he managed to take so many doses.
According to reports, he used different identity cards and mobile phone numbers of his close relatives to deceive the health workers.
According to Mandal, who claims to be a retired employee of the postal department, the first shot was administered to him on February 13, 2021. Thereafter he went on to take a jab each in March, May, June, July and August.
In September, he went for three jabs by using his Aadhar card, voter identity card and other documents. By December 30, 2021, he claimed to have got 11 jabs. “The government has made a wonderful thing (vaccine),” he said while explaining the reasons for his preference for so many shots.
When contacted, the civil surgeon of Madhepura Dr Amrendra Pratap Shahi said, “I have already ordered in inquiry to find out the truth. The probe will find out how the man in question managed to get so many shots of Covid vaccines.”
Mandal, however, claimed that he submitted his Aadhar card and mobile phone number for Covid vaccines eight times and voter I-card and his wife’s mobile number three times. He claimed that he felt better after getting each shot of the vaccine.
Earlier, complaints about fudging of Covid vaccines and RT-PCR data were received from different districts.
(Inputs from agencies)