West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday, wrote a letter to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan demanding that the alleged vaccination scam in Kolkata must be probed by the central agencies.
Claiming that the vaccine fraud cannot occur without the "complicity of top civic authorities”, Adhikari asked the health minister for an investigation by the central agencies.
"The big question is - Were these shots really Covishield vaccines as being claimed by the accused? If so, then this raises a big question on pilferage of Covid vaccines from government stock and this cannot happen without complicity of top civic authorities," the West Bengal's leader of opposition wrote in his letter.
He added, "If these were not Covid vaccines, then immediate investigation needs to be done as to what was being administered at such a large scale?"
Slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Adhikari said "due to lack of enthusiasm" from the present state government, the state is "failing to catch up" in the inoculation drive. "
Meanwhile, the Kolkata police on Saturday arrested three more associates of fake IAS officer Debanjan Deb in connection with the dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps.