Madhepura (Bihar): Bihar Police has booked an 84-year-old man, Brahamdev Mandal, a resident of the Puraini area of Madhepura district who claims to have taken 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, informed police. “Primary Health Care (PHC) Puraini had registered a complaint against Brahamdev Mandal. The investigation is underway,” said Station House Officer, Puraini.
“It has been alleged in the complaint that Mandal misled health workers on different dates and places, on the basis of different identity cards, and got 11 vaccine doses, breaking the rules of vaccination. This has been done by him between February 13, 2021, and January 4, 2022,” the officer added.
Mandal said he never fell ill since he started taking the vaccine and his health has started to improve after repeated vaccination. Reacting to Mandal’s claims, Dr. Amarendra Pratap Shahi, Civil Surgeon, Madhepura had said, “Whether his claims are true or false is a matter of investigation.
We will check the hospital records and take action against the persons involved in the matter if his claims are found to be true.”
Mandal took the vaccine for the first time on February 13 at the old PHC; the second dose on March 13 at the old PHC; third dose on May 19 at Aurai Sub Health Center; fourth dose on June 16 at Bhupendra Bhagat’s camp at Kota; fifth dose on July 24 in the camp at Old Badi Haat School; sixth dose on August 31 at Nathbaba Sthan Camp; seventh dose on September 11 at Badi Haat School; eighth dose on September 22 at Badi Haat School; ninth dose on September 24 at Health Sub Center Kalasan; tenth dose at Parbatta in Khagaria district, and eleventh dose at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur.
He was caught before he could take his 12th dose on December 2. He allegedly provided his Aadhaar card and his phone number eight times and used his voter ID card and his wife’s phone number on the other three occasions to get the shots. Mandal is a retired postal department employee.
(With Inputs from ANI)