Welikada Prison hospital chief medical officer transferred

The acting chief medical officer of the Welikada Prison hospital was ordered to be transferred to the Colombo National Hospital by Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

The Health Minister said that he issued instructions to transfer the acting chief medical officer following concerns raised by 19 doctors attached to the prison hospital.

The doctors had submitted a report to the Health Minister with regards to the acting chief medical officer of the Welikada Prison hospital, Dr. Nirmali Thenuwara.

The Health Minister had instructed his Ministry to submit the report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to be investigated.

Last week, Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra had written to Dr. Rajitha Senaratne calling for the transfer of the doctor.

In her letter, Premachandra accused the doctor of giving special treatment to VIP inmates transfered to the prison hospital. (Colombo Gazette)

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