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Forging Covid test certificates an offence, ministry warns

Forging Covid test certificates an offence, ministry warns

WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021

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.

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.