5 netted in fake rabies vaccine probe

FIVE senior officials in the Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Ministry are under investigation for alleged involvement in the purchase of one million doses of fake anti-rabies vaccine, the Thai-language Daily News reported today (April 26).

The vaccines were purchased in 2016 by a committee under the supervision of the five officials, Agriculture Minister Krissada Boonraj said at a press briefing this morning. The drugs were subsequently destroyed.

Since early this year, there has been no report of rabies-related deaths, the minister said, adding that owners should take their pets to get anti-rabies vaccine every year.


Top: File photo of dogs getting vaccinated earlier this year when rabies raged in 24 provinces. Photo: Khao Sod

By Songpol Kaopatumtip