Doctor Got Arrested for Allegedly Selling Overpriced Thermal Scanners

NBI Arrested a Doctor for Allegedly Selling Overpriced Thermal Scanners

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrest a medical doctor who allegedly selling 150 pieces of overpriced thermal scanners.

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The overpriced seller identified as Dr. Cedric John De Castro, a chapter president of a non-government organization in Manila. He was caught selling thermal scanners at P9,500 each much higher than the suggested and approved market prices, as based on the report of the Philippine News Agency.

According to the report, the thermal scanners being sold by De Castro was allegedly a donation from the people who believed that the doctor is going to use the devices to fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in the country.

The suggested retail price for thermal scanners ranges from PHP800 to PHP1,500. De Castro will be brought before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s office for the inquest on Wednesday on charges of profiteering and hoarding.

According to section 6 of “Bayanihan to Heal as One Law,” both passed the lower and the upper houses, people who are profiteering amid the COVID-19 crisis could lose their liberty up to two months with up to P1-M in fines.

Meanwhile, government officials have released orders that anyone who would be caught hoarding and selling overpriced medical supplies and items will face charges accordingly and imprisonment.

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