Acting CMO of Welikada Prison Hospital transferred

Acting CMO of Welikada Prison Hospital transferred

September 18, 2017   04:14 pm

The Acting Chief Medical Officer of the Welikada Prison Hospital, Dr Nirmali Thenuwara, has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne had instructed the Director General of Health Services Dr Jayasundara Bandara to make the relevant transfer order, the ministry of health said. 

The decision was taken based on the requests made by 19 doctors attached to the Welikada Prison Hospital. 

The ministry said that the doctors in question had handed over a report containing 26 points of professional misconduct by Dr Nirmali Thenuwara, to Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne. 

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and several civil society activists had called for the transfer of Dr Thenuwara after she had allegedly ordered the transfer of former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Anusha Palpita to the Prison Hospital.

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