The Ministry of Health says an online application circulating on social media, allegedly for the vaccination of children under 18 years of age, is not an official document.
The Director of the Health Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka, Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said the Google Form is not a document officially issued by the Health Ministry or any of its connected units.
Accordingly, Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa requested that people be mindful when revealing sensitive data to unknown individuals via Google Forms shared through social media platforms.
Dr. Batuwanthudawa noted that the alleged form says the Epidemiology Unit is collecting data for the vaccination of under 18s.
He stressed that such claims were false, while requesting that information not be given to unknown sources unless an official notice has been made on the Health Ministry website.
Dr. Batuwanthudawa said the Police Cyber Crimes Division is conducting investigations pertaining to the matter.