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Bangkok Military Court issues arrest warrant for medic accused of injecting troops with fake Covid-19 vaccine

Caitlin Ashworth

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The Bangkok Military Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Royal Thai Army medic who is accused of injecting troops with a fake Covid-19 vaccine. He reportedly made more than 100,000 baht by charging troops, who were on a United Nations mission, 500 baht each for a tetanus vaccine and a fake Covid-19 vaccine, which an internal army investigation determined was just saline solution.

The Thai Army held a press conference after the medic’s fake vaccine scam made headlines, saying the incident had tarnished the army’s image. The field medic, who was also a lieutenant, injected more than 250 Thai troops stationed in South Sudan on a UN peacekeeping mission with the fake vaccine, claiming it was the head doctor’s order, Army Army spokesperson Santipong Thammapiya confirmed. He says the medic was in the Thai-South Sudan Horizontal Military Engineering Company.

“This incident affects the image of the Thai Armed Forces and Thailand in the United Nations mission. It is a serious disciplinary offence and also violates ethical standards as the wrongdoer is a doctor.”

The medic injected troops with a legitimate vaccine for tetanus as well as a saline solution shot he claimed was a Covid-19 vaccine. He charged 500 baht for the vaccine package, adding up to more than 100,000 baht, according to a UN investigation.

The medic had been sent back to Thailand. The Bangkok Military Court has now issued a warrant for his arrest. Previous reports said the medic’s license was revoked, but a recent report by Nation Thailand says the Medical Council is considering whether to revoke his doctor’s license.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I could see this coming. Now who is going to make sure that the vaccines given to the Thais is not just water, and the real vaccines are sold?
    Nobody will.
    Nobody can.
    This is why I am against the Thais manufacturing the vaccines. They just cannot be trusted.

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    Wayno

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    other news outlets are reporting this was last March, and was actually fake flu shots not fake covid shots.
    Not sure which is the correct info but worth looking into Thaiger.

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Clear as mud – a medic or a doctor?

    Discharged but not CM’d?

    Oh well ….. time for some Horizontal Military Engineering ?

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    Jorma

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    propaganda

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    Slugger

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Dont trust the Thais head for the hills. Seriously, go home.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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