A large number of medical supplies were purchased under the emergency procedure in 2008 overlooking the tender process, the Health Ministry quoted Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena as saying.
The Minister added that the necessary financial steps have been taken to purchase stocks of essential and non- essential medicine so as to evade a possibility of a lack of stocks in government hospitals.
Minister Sirisena said that although it was justifiable to purchase essential medicine from the local market when there was a lack of stocks, he did not approve the same being done for non essential products and that tender procedures should be adhered to in future.
The Health Minster meanwhile instructed the Directors of State hospitals to properly manage the allocated funds to purchase stocks and if there was a shortage the officials in charge will be held responsible as the government had allocated sufficient funds for this purpose, the Health Ministry said. (Daily mirror online)
Comments - 10
jeena Monday, 26 July 2010 04:28 AM
where there is corruption there will always be an insecure politician or government .
Padikaramaduwa, G Sunday, 25 July 2010 08:36 AM
Agony for some; money for others!
Wasantha Sunday, 25 July 2010 09:25 AM
Is the health ministry the fourth highest corrupted institute in Sri Lanka?
Seew Nissanka Monday, 26 July 2010 05:37 AM
Hi Minister you were part of the government. Have you heard about Collective Responsibility? Or called the CID and hand over the papers you have with you now. Or take immediate action against the Officers/Doctors/Ministers etc. etc. involved. Or put all the papers in the dusbin and start ANEW. Bye- Patient
chanadana Sunday, 25 July 2010 10:26 AM
During the previous ministers time expired drugs were purchased and later destroyed. Outdated cancer therapy machines were purchased because of large commisions; sometimes millions of rupees. Those who responsible should face at least " Ditta Dhamma Vedeniya Karma" because they cannot be punished by SL law
Sammy Sunday, 25 July 2010 11:33 AM
The then minister in charge of health should be held responsible.
Senior Citizen Sunday, 25 July 2010 02:26 PM
But what action will you take against the wrongdoers ? Or just show you are a good fellow to us but allow these to happen again.
RZM Sunday, 25 July 2010 02:33 PM
Its the most corrupt with the earlier fat minister
Smart Aleck Sunday, 25 July 2010 11:41 PM
Will the Auditor General give us a report with facts, designations and names?
azath Monday, 26 July 2010 01:34 AM
So, court martial the former minister, well for that matter, he did not win anything for the country.
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