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Doctor accused of child abuse

The Galle Police Children and Women's Bureau has initiated an investigation regarding a doctor who allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in the Accident Ward at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.

The investigation has been initiated following a complaint by the girl's mother. The girl had been admitted for residential treatment for an illness. On September 8, the girl had been to the Radiology Department for a scan. There she had been seriously abused by the doctor during the scan.

The Chief Medical Officer of the hospital has also been informed about the incident.

Galle HQI Kapila Senavati said that investigations will be conducted to arrest the doctor. Hospital Director S.P.U.M. Ranga also said that he had been informed about the incident and a separate departmental investigation will also be held into the incident. 

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