Health Minister gags hospital officials from speaking to media

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has issued instructions preventing officials who are part of the administration of Government hospitals from speaking to the media.

In a notice issued today, the Health Ministry said that officials attached to Government hospitals need to obtain prior approval from the Ministry Secretary to speak to the media.

The Health Ministry also warned that any official attached to Government hospitals who violates the instructions will face disciplinary action. (Colombo Gazette)

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