Friday, 16th April 2021

GMOA: No to Rajitha as Health Minister

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: It was requested yesterday from the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) that  President Maithripala Sirisena should not appoint Rajitha Senaratne as the Heath Minster. GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said they had requested the president for the second time in the wake of the spreading speculation that the new cabinet would be appointed on Monday (17).

Despite acquiring the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH), it was said that Dr.Senaratne had wasted public funds by pumping more than Rs.250 million to the institution and pointed out that during his tenure as health minister, several wrongdoings had taken place in the tender procedure for purchasing pharmaceuticals.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said, Instead of listening to the advice offered by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) the benefits Dr.Senaratne received either directly or indirectly should be investigated. The delaying to investigate actions of the former minister would allow him time to destroy or amend documents in relation to the charges. 

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