STA, 20 October 2021 - Two nurses at the Želec Community Health Centre have been caught issuing fake vaccination certificates in exchange for money. According to unofficial information obtained by the newspaper Delo, the certificates cost up to 400 euros.
The practice was discovered after irregularities were detected in the entry of data on vaccination into the electronic registry of vaccinated persons
This prompted the director of the community health centre, Hana Šuster Erjavec, to launch an internal inquiry, which confirmed violations by two members of the nursing staff.
The pair were removed from their posts and face termination proceedings. The Celje police are also investigating the case, the Celje police station told the STA.
The Health Ministry and the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) have been informed of the inquiry.
The NIJZ told Delo that it had informed the police and the health inspectorate of suspected illegal practices by health institutions in relation to vaccination this summer based on social media posts about such practices.
The NJIZ added that while it was the manager of the electronic registry of vaccinated persons could not enter, change or correct data on vaccinated persons that had been entered into the registry by vaccination providers.