Women fail to appear for medical tests to prove allegations on Dr. Shafi 

Women have failed to appear for medical tests to prove allegations against Kurunegala Teaching Hospital employee Dr. Mohamed Shafi.

The Health Ministry said that facilities had been made available at the Castle Street Hospital and De Soysa Maternity Hospital to conduct the tests on women who claimed illegal sterilization had been carried out on them by Dr. Shafi.

However the Health Ministry said that so far not a single woman has visited either of the two hospitals to conduct the test.

Dr. Mohamed Shafi was arrested and remanded over suspicions raised on the manner he had accumulated assets.

He was later investigated over allegations he performed illegal sterilizations on women preventing them from getting pregnant.

Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige informed court last week that a three-month detention order against Dr. Shafi was withdrawn after the Ministry of Defence was informed that the evidence against Dr. Shafi was inadequate to prove that he had received funds from a terrorist organisation to promote their activities.

However, Dr. Mohamed Shafi was further remanded until 25 July by the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court due to the seriousness of the charges against him, and on the basis that releasing him would result in a public uproar. (Colombo Gazette)


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