Health officials have raided a controversial Melbourne GP at the centre of a probe into COVID-19 vaccine exemptions.
Department of Health officials entered the doctor’s surgery in Sunshine North on Wednesday afternoon.
Supporters of the doctor, who is under investigation for allegedly handing out fake COVID-19 vaccine exemptions, began filming.
“We’re in the surgery of Dr Mark Hobart, a true asset to our community, a family doctor of three decades,” one said.
The authorised officers were in the clinic for several minutes, with Hobart claiming to a camera he was “invaded” by seven officers.
He says they took his “confidential patient files and my appointment book”.
The Health Department says it’s concerned a small number of doctors across Victoria are providing exemptions to people who don’t meet the criteria.
Vaccine exemptions can only be issued under specific and limited medical grounds.
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