A Hong Kong doctor has been placed on a police wanted list after being accused of selling a vaccine exemption certificate for HK$800 (US$102) to an undercover officer. The man, surnamed Chan, was placed on a list of people wanted by police after officers raided his clinic in Kwun Tong and residence but found no traces of him, a force insider said on Thursday. Police said the doctor had not returned to Hong Kong since last June but still ran the clinic and consulted patients online. An investigation showed the clinic allegedly had issued several hundred vaccine exemption certificates since February, with the force saying it believed Chan was not present when the documents were signed. A day earlier, officers arrested two women aged 28 and 69 in connection with the case. According to police, the pair were detained for conspiracy to forge a document. Hong Kong police arrest 7 suspected triad members after knife attacks Under Hong Kong’s vaccine pass scheme, a person who is medically unsuitable for a Covid-19 jab must obtain an exemption certificate issued by a doctor. The 28-year-old woman worked as a nurse at Chan’s clinic, according to the source. Detectives from the Tseung Kwan O criminal investigation unit began an investigation after receiving a complaint against the doctor. Senior Inspector So Tsz-yuen said an officer posing as a buyer was deployed to contact the medical professional through the WhatsApp instant messaging service. The officer did not meet the suspect in person. “The officer told Chan that he did not have any health problems but wanted an exemption certificate so that he did not need to get vaccinated,” So said. “The undercover agent was then asked to go to the clinic to obtain the certificate without consultation or asking his medical conditions.” The nurse, who was the only person present at the clinic, was picked up when the undercover officer arrived to pay and collect the purchased certificate. Hong Kong police arrest 2 men on suspicion of online call to spread Covid-19 Upon searching Chan’s clinic, officers seized about 30 exemption certificates, two stamps bearing the doctor’s name and signature, as well as payment records, computers and mobile phones. The investigation found that the doctor did not conduct any medical consultations with anyone who had obtained the documents. In a follow-up raid, police arrested the 69-year-old woman in Tuen Mun who worked as the clinic’s registered clerk. The force condemned the alleged crime as issuing a fake exemption certificate was unethical and could further spread Covid-19 in the city, with officers set to refer the case to the Medical Council of Hong Kong for other possible follow-up. The city rolled out the vaccine pass during an exponential surge in cases. Under the scheme, residents are not allowed to enter premises such as shopping malls and supermarkets without proof of vaccination.