Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Dr.Sarath Weerabandara, requested from the women to complain immediately to the hospital authorities if they feel that they had been subjected to unlawful sterilisation after caesarean operations performed by the controversial doctor.
He made this request at a media briefing held at the Kurunegala Hospital on Saturday. He said that allegations had been made against this doctor who was arrested by the police for the alleged sterilisation of women without their consent and keeping unaccounted assets in the district.
"If there is any woman who faces medical complications, it can be checked after a medical test," he said.
He said the hospital authorities had started investigations regarding allegations of forced or unlawful sterilisation. Deputy Director of the Hospital, Chandana Kendangamuwa, said that information about the women who had been hospitalised is obtained through the hospital registers.
He also said that the doctors and hospital staff could give information about him if there was any. (Indika Ramanayake)