Hyderabad: In their apprehension over the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, some street-smart employees in corporate firms have devised a new method to take leave and be cleared for work from home (WFH). They are allegedly submitting fake Covid-19 positive certificates.
This came to light when the HR personnel from a company lodged a complaint with the district medical and other agencies against a clinic located in Secunderabad.
A 43-year-old woman employee submitted a fake certificate to HR stating that she had tested positive and obtained leaves. During verification, the office staff suspected the genuineness of the certificate issued by a clinic located at Secunderabad.
The HR manager of the company located at Somajiguda said that she had granted leave to the employee after seeing the certificate she had submitted.
On discovering that the certificate was fake, the company officials contacted the clinic management, who tendered an apology.
When contacted the clinic head J Srinivas said that unidentified persons had created fake certificates in the name of his clinic.