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Alleged malpractices of Health Ministry

‘Presidential Commission should question Health Minister’

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has to remind Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne about the proposed debate on the health sector being unstable, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

He was speaking at a press conference held at the GMOA Headquarters in Colombo, yesterday evening.

The Health Minister should be summoned before the Presidential Commission; he should be questioned about the investigations into the malpractices of the Health Ministry that had allegedly been going on during the past four years, he added.

The connection between the comments against President Maithripala Sirisena and the cancellation of the cancer drug deal after the President intervened in it should be revealed to the country, he said. Aluthge alleged that Sri Lanka would have lost Rs.50 billion in the next ten years due to this transaction, while also preventing cancer patients from obtaining modern and safe drugs.

There is still a shortage of about 600 drugs, and the drugs available now are of low quality. The authorities accepted the fact that there is a shortage of 30 to 40 drugs in state hospitals, he added.

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