Head of the Emergency Management Department (DSU) Raed Arafat said on Friday that doctors must keep patients' secrets and not report to the police those who use false vaccination certificates.
At a joint news conference on Friday with Health Ministry and Education Ministry officials, Arafat was asked by journalists to comment on a growing number of people who have got vaccination certificates without getting actually vaccinated, what the media call "sink vaccination."
Arafat urged COVID-19 patients to tell doctors the truth about their vaccination without fear of "ending up with a criminal record."
"I said clearly that unvaccinated people should tell their doctors that they are unvaccinated, in order to establish a correct treatment schedule," Arafat explained.
He then came with clarifications: "Doctors normally have to keep patient's secrets. If the patient decides, at some point, to talk to the Police about being unvaccinated and holding a forged certificate, the patient can request that. If the patient decides to help tracking the manners of getting a 'sink vaccination', of course that can help save other lives. If the patient only wants to tell the doctor only for the therapeutic side and not go any further, the doctor is obliged to keep the patient's secret, as far as I know." AGERPRES (RO - author: Eusebi Manolache, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN -author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)