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Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested for falsifying the results of thousands of coronavirus tests

Mohamad Shahed, the owner of a private hospital in Bangladesh, has been arrested for allegedly being involved in falsifying the results of thousands of coronavirus detection tests in his health facilities, the Bangladeshi police report.

The Rapid Action Battalion of the Bangladeshi police arrested Lieutenant Colonel Ashique Billah, spokesman for the police unit, Mohamad Shahed, the president of Regent Hospital, a center in a remote village in the Satjira district in southwest Bangladesh and near the border with India.

Shahed tried to cross the border to get to India when he was arrested. The hospital owner has been fleeing the judiciary since his center was closed on July 7th. Nine of his employees were arrested after investigators found at least 6,000 false certificates from the coronavirus test results issued by the hospital.

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested for falsifying the results of thousands of coronavirus tests
Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested for falsifying the results of thousands of coronavirus tests

As a result of the investigation, health authorities revoked the hospital’s permission to test for coronavirus after finding that certificates of positive and negative test results were bogus.

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