Bangladesh COVID-19 testing scam: Arrested doctor sent to three days remand

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Jul 2020

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Dhaka: Bangladesh police have been granted three-day custody of doctor Sabrina Sharmeen Husain aka Sabrina A Chaudhury who was arrested over her alleged ties to a COVID-19 test scam involving JKG Healthcare, media reports said.

Bangladesh has been witnessing a spike in the COVID-19 cases in recent times.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the remand order on Monday after denying her bail, reports bdnews24.

Sabrina, a government doctor, was suspended and arrested over her alleged involvement in the testing scam on Sunday, reported the news portal.

Police even charged the JKG Health Care for providing false reports without testing the swabs collected from the people for COVID-19 tests.

Media reports introduced Sabrina, also a cardiac surgeon of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, as the chairman of JKG Health Care, a position which she said she never held, reports bdnews24.

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