Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has committed a crime by importing Rs.1, 500 million worth of vaccinations which are detrimental to cancer patients putting their lives at risk, the joint opposition said today.
It said the vaccinations had been imported by violating tender procedures.
The JO said the vaccine Taxacad known as Hearticad in Sri Lanka was a product of Russian-based BIOCAD Biotechnology Company and that the vaccinations had rejected by the Sri Lanka College of Oncologists (SLCO).
“This product has been rejected as it is not in common use in other countries and known to be detrimental to cancer patients. This medicine has only been introduced recently and needs more tests to be carried out before being released to the market,” JO MP Ranjith de Zoysa told a news briefing.
After the news briefing, the JO lodged a complaint with the Bribery Commission against the Health Minister over the alleged misappropriation.
This was the ninth complaint made by the JO under its ‘Top Ten Yahapalana Mega thieves’ investigation programme. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
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Comments - 23
Vijith Thursday, 02 March 2017 01:56 PM
Why not JO
Reader Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:15 PM
Dear Minister, If this MP is making false allegation bring him before the Courts and expose him once for all.
J.Jinadasa Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:52 PM
Dr.Rajitha is a brave and honest Minister in the present Cabinet, let him work, don't tarnish his name.
John Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:01 PM
So he reduced the drug prices to sell his products.... via DM Android App
David Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:29 AM
Secretaries, Heads of Depts. and all administrators are the ones who really created this unlawfulness of our country. Had they acted firmly as in the past, politicians would not have been able to do everything they wanted.
Jina Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:52 AM
Dr. Rajitha was the one who was pushing for the super luxury vehicles for MP's!
Ranjitdea Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:49 AM
Vaccinations are an agent given to prevent disease and not to treat cancer patients. Taxacad is a chemotherapeutic agent used in many countries to treat various cancers. I dont know why the Oncologists have rejected it, they should be better informed of.
Dr.Watson Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:02 AM
Yes, this Dr.Ranjith de Zoysa know a lot more that Dr. Rajitha regarding medicine and drugs. The other expert may be the "so called patriot" from Divulapitiya.
Zavahir Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:38 AM
Well organized coup by drug Mafia team with joint opposition. It shows lot of things very clearly.
Yehiya Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:44 AM
If they working hard,true representative of people, Vehicle is not the major cost to people.
Shelly. Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:57 AM
Senaka Bibile murderers reborn. JO and JMOA have been bought. Rajitha has to take care of life and good name in approving purchases. via DM Android App
Hiran Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:25 AM
All the drugs must go through a standard clinical procedure before start sales. When a drug is available for sales, this means it has gone through relevant procedures. If a drug isn't popular in other countries doesn't mean that that drug is unsuitable. Bad logic
citizen Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:34 AM
What to believe and what not to believe.JO calling for a media briefing and they accuse the Minister.Minister in his briefing totally denies all allegation with facts and figures.Australian couple appear in the courts and say he never gave any power of attorney to UD and his Millions are stolen.UG with confidence says its a conspiracy against him.
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:42 AM
JO you fellows did not do anything to improve our Health, but now Hon. Minister is doing a lot,, stop criticizing and appreciate the good things this Govt. had done.
Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:44 AM
You have no right to condemn Dr. Rajitha, he has done his best to Health Department.
Bubble Banda Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:52 AM
No one cannot blame Dr. Rajitha he has done the best.
Nethra Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:03 AM
Will opposition can show any records so far how many patients are fully cured cancer by the Heartcad injection and what was the quantity imported previously and the value.
ahamed Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:04 AM
They were hiding and now throwing, seems revenge??
rasheed Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:07 AM
We know how the previous government imported Saline with worms.
Yehiya Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:34 PM
Dr. Rajitha is very efficient minister, do not mud sling to him. minister brought down the price of drugs
J Palitha Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:55 AM
Hay Ranjith de Soysa, we know how you made your easy money and built three mansions and bought three luxury cars with the support of Big Ali-baba Mahinda.
Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:58 AM
This fellow Ranjith Soysa himself don't know what he is talking about. MR had given some money and made this fellow to talk (He was a servant for MR at Carlton those days)
Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:00 AM
Dr. Rajitha is one of the honest minister who talks the right thing and act wisely, not like Soysa who is uttering nonsense without even not knowing the subject..
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