Police arrest another 65-year-old doctor in Mong Kok for issuing more than 3,000 fraudulent “medical exemption certificates for COVID-19 vaccination” to public

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27th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) The police received a report earlier that another medical clinic in Mong Kok was suspected of issuing fraudulent “medical exemption certificates for COVID-19 vaccination” to the public. The doctor of the clinic involved allegedly issued medical exemption certificates without consulting the patients or reviewing the medical records in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

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After in-depth investigation, officers from the Mong Kok District Crime Squad raided a medical clinic on Lai Chi Kok Road at about 9am today (27th) and arrested a 65-year-old local doctor on suspicion of “making false documents”. Police seized a batch of patient records, a computer and about HK$56,000 in cash in the clinic involved. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man involved had issued more than 3,196 relevant medical exemption certificates from February to May, with each asking price ranging from HK$3,000 to HK$5,000. The arrested person is being detained for investigation. The case is still under investigation and more arrests cannot be ruled out.

On 22nd September,  the police arrested three more registered doctors from private clinics in Yuen Long, Chai Wan and Tin Shui Wai. They allegedly issued patients with fraudulent “medical exemption certificates for COVID-19 vaccination”.

A 76-year-old doctor in and 3 assistants (35-76) in a private medical clinic in Yau Ma Tei were arrested for issuing patients with fraudulent “medical exemption certificates for COVID-19 vaccination” on 20th September. The total amount involved was in excess of HK$10 million. The clinic is located in Bright Growth Medical Centre on Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei. Officers arrested Dr. Tai Kong Shing, a male doctor over 70 years old and three female assistants on suspicion of conspiracy to create false documents.

The police earlier received a complaint alleging that a private medical clinic in Yuen Long issued patients with fraudulent “medical exemption certificates for COVID-19 vaccination” and overcharged consultation fees. On 5th September, the officers carried a warrant to search a clinic in the Yuen Long section of Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long, and seized a large amount of evidence including documents and computer records.

After investigation, a female doctor surnamed Choi (64 years old) of the clinic was arrested.

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