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Forging Covid test certificates an offence, ministry warns


The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday warned people against forging Covid-19 test reports in order to avail of leave or insurance, as it could be treated as a crime.

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The director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences, Suphakit Sirilak, said that there had been cases of Covid-19 test report forgery.

He mentioned the case of a factory worker who wanted to avail of sick leave by claiming to be infected with Covid-19. The employer did not believe the claim and sought the test report, which the worker forged.

Investigation showed that it was a fake certificate from the Regional Medical Sciences Centre 5 in Samut Songkhram province, but the name of the worker was not in the laboratory test data.

Suphakat revealed that the organisation had reported this worker as a case of forgery.

Suphakit warned people not to forge the report because it was easy to examine. It was also easy to cross-check with the laboratory.

Published : August 25, 2021

By : The Nation