COVID NY Update: The state is investigating the Parcare Community Health Network for potential vaccine fraud

COVID NY Update: The state is investigating the Parcare Community Health Network for potential vaccine fraud
New York (WABC) – Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement on Saturday that a New York-based medical service provider is being investigated over allegations of obtaining and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine fraudulently.

[زوكر]Said the Department of Health was informed of reports about[بركر]Group health network at[أورانج]province.

Reports claim that the network somehow fraudulently obtained doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and transported them to other facilities across the state, in violation of state guidelines.

Also of concern is that vaccines were given to members of the public and not to frontline healthcare workers or nursing home residents and employees, as provided by the state.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and the Department of Health will assist the State Police in a criminal investigation into this matter. Anyone found knowingly participating in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent permitted by law,” Zucker said.

ABC contacted ParCare Community Health Network for comment; Their site describes their work as “a multidisciplinary center providing services such as primary care, internal medicine, dermatology, physiotherapy and pediatrics; helping our patients maintain optimal health and prevent potential diseases.”

In October, the New York Test and Trace Corps announced an expanded partnership with ParCare, to provide free COVID-19 testing and resources to the Orthodox Jewish community.

Parcare Community Health Network released a statement Saturday evening stating:

During these unprecedented times, we have strived to provide critical healthcare services and administer COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible to receive them under New York State Health Department guidelines, which include frontline health care workers and first responders. Parcare Community Health Network has a long history of partnering with New York City to provide critical healthcare services to New Yorkers who need it most – including providing COVID-19 testing – especially to New Yorkers in medically disadvantaged communities who have been severely affected by COVID-19 . As we actively cooperate with the New York State Department of Health on this issue, we will continue to provide high-quality healthcare services to help New York emerge from this pandemic.

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