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Hospital frauds to be probed

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had instructed the Investigations Unit of the Health Ministry to investigate into malpractice, corruption and other issues properly, a Health Ministry spokesperson said.

According to the spokesperson, the minister had instructed the unit to investigate into incidents related to private practice during duty hours, and providing free eye lenses and heart stents. The investigations are to be conducted confidentially.

Investigations will cover all hospitals belonging to the Provincial Councils and the Central Government. Facilities will be provided to officials to carry out their duties, he said.

Sudath Ratnaweera is the new director of the unit.

The officials conducting investigations informed the minister that trade unions and others try to intervene in their investigations, the spokesperson added.

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