Former State Minister of Health MP Faizal Cassim said that it had come to light that Muslim mothers had been subjected to sterilisation at the Castle Hospital, Colombo.
He further said they would be bringing this information to the attention of the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) and also to parliament.
These views were expressed at the opening ceremony of “Ran Mawatha” in the Nintavur area Ampara last week.
"The doctors that performed these sterilisations had done so after pointing out that the health of these women were at risk as their bodies were weak after delivering their third child. This aspect was also discussed with several gynaecologists recently.
I discussed the matter with several Muslim MPs in Parliament as well. We will disclose more details of our findings soon," MP Cassim said.
"Muslims have to face many problems like this. We have to protect pregnant Muslim women today," he said.
The charges brought against Dr. Shafi are baseless. If he undertook these kind of operations then the ten persons who helped him carry out these operations must also be arrested. The reason is because it is near impossible to carry out these operations alone," he added. (F. Aslam)