The officials at Pure Health have made it mandatory for passengers who wish to travel to Dubai to register on their portal before undergoing the lab test, to save themselves from falling prey to fake COVID-19 certificates.
Recently, several passengers were refused boarding after some passengers who had arrived earlier in the Emirate were found to be carrying fake COVID-19 negative certificates. The company said that the passengers, who weren't allowed to travel, had undergone tests at labs without registering on their portals and had produced certificates that weren't attested by them.
B N Pramod, the commercial operations head of Pure Health said that the passengers who register in the company's portal are given certificates with special QR codes and those who carry these certificates will be allowed to travel. Pure Health has also signed contracts with the R Cell and Balaji labs to make sure that there is no inconvenience for the travellers. For registration and to view the full list of the labs, visit the portal.
Pure Health has signed contracts with many labs including Micro Labs for conducting COVID-19 tests.
However, the passengers who carried the certificates from Micro Labs were denied entry to the airports. The civil authority was forced to take action after it was found out that Arma Lab in Manjeri, Kerala had taken a subcontract from Micro Lab and supplied fake certificates. This lab only had permission to collect swabs.
The Dubai civil authority has made its regulations stricter from Sunday night onwards after several people entered the Emirate with fake certificates.
Micro Lab CEO and MD CK Noushad said that they had cancelled the contract with the Arma Lab after the latter was found charging more amount than what was decided by the government. They were distributing fake certificates by replacing the names of the people who had tested negative with the names of passengers.