Welikada Prison hospital -- Acting CMO transferred

18 September 2017 07:07 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Welikada Prison Hospital's acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Nirmali Thenuwara was today transferred to the Colombo National Hospital on a directive issued by Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

She was in the centre of a controversy after she recommended that former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunge and Anusha Palpita the former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority be admitted to the prison hospital soon after they were sentenced to three years RI.

The Health Minister said he had issued the directive in the wake of a request made by 19 doctors attached to the prison hospital and on a report submitted by them with regard to 26 alleged malpractices by Dr. Thenuwara.

The minister also instructed the Health Services Director General to submit the report to the CID for an investigation.

Dr. J.K. Malwattage is expected to replace Dr. Thenuwara.

The Health Minister also directed that the vacant post of Chief Medical Officer of the Welikada Prison Hospital be filled. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 19

  • wiseman Monday, 18 September 2017 07:12 PM

    Well done Mr. Minister

    ceylon Monday, 18 September 2017 07:24 PM

    great.take imediate action to punish this kind of corrupt officials.this many illeagal activities from a doctor is a great insult to medical proffesion. via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 18 September 2017 07:26 PM

    rajitha is the number one suitable to be president.he and only few more ajithranjannalin has the courage and bravery to do the right things to country. via DM Android App

    das Monday, 18 September 2017 07:51 PM

    Good

    Bala Monday, 18 September 2017 07:53 PM

    After the horse bolted, closing stable door !! Hope criminal charges will be laid on the CMO.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 18 September 2017 08:08 PM

    At last. Hope, atleast in future, people who get imprisoned orders will be in the prison cells unlike now .

    M O Daya Monday, 18 September 2017 08:22 PM

    Only a transfer? In advanced societies, such an offence is criminal and is punished accordingly. A mere transfer will encourage more of these corrupt officials to act irresponsibly.

    Suren Sarathkumara Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:05 AM

    Please read the story fully. That's what the people in advance societies do.

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:51 PM

    Punishment too mild

    paul anthony Monday, 18 September 2017 09:41 PM

    Great work, quick action shows seriousness of the matter. Well done.

    moron Monday, 18 September 2017 10:04 PM

    well done mr minister do the same thing to the gmoa buggers GROBR via DM Android App

    N R Simon. Phd(medical Law). Frcs .Mrcp Mbbs Monday, 18 September 2017 10:10 PM

    Dr. Nirmali Thenuwara should be investigated and if found guilty Dr's should be Criminally Charged and the Medical licence should be revoked."Dr should be presumed innocent till proven in the Honest court of Law." God Speed

    Dee Monday, 18 September 2017 11:56 PM

    Where is the law and order minister?

    ED Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:33 AM

    NO SHOULD BE SUED AND PUT BEHIND BARS FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FOR OBSTRUCTION OF COURT ORDER AND JUSTICE. WHY CAN'T THE PUBLIC SUE THIS PERSON ?????? WE NEED TO CLEAN UP THIS CORRUPTED OFFICERS SERVING THE PUBLIC.

    Alex Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:06 PM

    Congratulations Ranjan. You are doing a great service by clearing the remaining garbage of MR regime. Honest patriotic people are with you.

    ananda Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:08 PM

    She should be suspended pending investigations . Further she should be investigated for bribery and corruption. via DM Android App

    Nimal Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:52 PM

    Transfer her to a rural remote hospital.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:08 PM

    Wonder where those GMOA jokers are when it comes to such issues where their members are involved in corrupt deals with the former regime. After all, these GMOA back-scratchers are being financially sponsored by the Rajapakses with their looted money to destabilize the country.

    nick Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:12 PM

    he is forgetting one day he too will be in the same situation where he wanted to change to prison hospital then he will regret this decision via DM Android App


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