The Private Hospitals Association (PHA) said yesterday that all organ transplant surgeries are authorized by the Ministry of Health prior to surgery and that all member hospitals abide by this procedure.
The statement issued by the Private Hospitals Association follows:
"Member hospitals of the Association perform a variety of surgeries for local and foreign patients. Kidney Transplant is one such surgery performed in these hospitals. Organ Transplant surgeries come under the purview of the Human Tissue Act of 1987, Sri Lanka. As such, the hospitals comply with rigorous regulatory and legal procedures as established by the Ministry of Health. All such surgeries are authorized by the Ministry of Health prior to surgery. All member hospitals abide by this procedure."
It will be interesting to see the papers submitted for approval, and to probe whether Ministry officials had a hand in the racket.
BUSHEL Saturday, 23 January 2016 12:29 PM
if PHA making statements to escape it is up to the government to handle. Anyway with time as ussual the issue will be swept under the carpet and people will forget the issue. Has ever government answered in the past?
Fassey Saturday, 23 January 2016 11:30 AM
So according to PHA all kidney transplants have been performed with the prior authorization of the Ministry of Health. If that is so no probe necessary regarding this racket. The ministry has to answer to the problem. PHAmust be making this statement to escape from the problem.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.