Brahamdev Mandal, 84, had all of the vaccines in just 11 months and even managed to book two less than 30 minutes apart on the same day
One retiree illegally signed up for 12 Covid jabs in less than a year before being caught by police in India and said he kept coming back because he “wanted to feel stronger”.
Brahamdev Mandal, 84, got all the vaccines in just 11 months and even managed to book two on the same day less than 30 minutes apart.
The serial vaxxer could only sign up for additional syringes by logging on to health officials and using IDs from other people who also needed the life-saving serum.
He said he wanted to feel stronger during the pandemic and get rid of the joint pain he had suffered from for eight years, adding that his oxygen levels had “improved”.
The former postman was charged with a variety of criminal offenses by police in the village of Orai in Bihar, India, where he lives.
Puraini Police Station policeman Deepak Chandra Das said Mandal had been sentenced under Sections 188, 419 and 420 of India’s Criminal Code, respectively.
According to Section 41, however, the defendant can apply for mitigation because of his age.
Among his stings, Mandal received two vaccines within 30 minutes on the same day on April 13th last year at the Puraini health facility.
The OAP boasted, “I’ve taken vaccines and recommend everyone take them. It’s very beneficial.
“The government has taken an incredible step in helping back pain as well. You should do it.
“My oxygen levels have improved and I haven’t caught a cold since my vaccination.”
Mandal claimed he received nine of the stitches with his own ID.
Station house officer Das said, “Mandal took 12 vaccines at different times on different ID cards that lied to health officials.
“This act is a violation of the Covid-19 vaccination rule. He vaccinated between February 13, 2021 to January 4, 2022.”
A doctor asked the officers to “plug” such loopholes.
“That’s a huge loophole when it comes to the surveillance system. We need to fill such gaps, ”they said.
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