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It has been made mandatory with immediate effect that any prison inmate seeking admission to the prisons hospital will have to get the consent of three doctors, Prison Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan said yesterday.

Minister Swaminathan said following complaints received by several parties alleging misconduct and favours granted to special political inmates, the ministry had ordered Prisons Commissioner General H.M.N.C.Dhanasinghe to make mandatory the consent of three prison doctors.

According to the order, special consent of the doctor in charge at the Prisons and the OPD doctor would be sought while the ward doctor has to diagnose and recommend the inmate for in-house treatment.

"The diagnose reports should be submitted to the Ministry for further investigations by the ministry," he said.

Ministry Spokesperson Dumidu Bandara told the Daily Mirror that the measure was taken with the intention of preventing unnecessary admissions of political and high profile inmates to the Prisons Hospital. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 21

  • karthik Saturday, 09 September 2017 05:45 PM

    Hpoe our patriotic doctors will not do any favours for thse(VIP) Very Important patients.

    Patient Monday, 11 September 2017 07:26 AM

    Our patriotic doctors are always on strike, no!!!

    christo Saturday, 09 September 2017 05:54 PM

    If the ministry directive cannot be properly implemented the minister need to resign making way for a suitable replacement who could clean up this place. via DM Android App

    rew Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:06 PM

    How come you just woke up Minister?

    Hautaum Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:11 PM

    good move, but three doctors panel should be shifted one and other consolidate m.reports.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:25 PM


    wimala Monday, 11 September 2017 08:44 AM

    Mahinda took the pain and responsibility.

    Sincere Saturday, 09 September 2017 06:53 PM

    What if all of them are of the same feather? Won;t they flock together?

    Asoka Saturday, 09 September 2017 07:07 PM

    What if a politician offers one million for each doctor...They have plenty of stolen money...So it is quite possible...3 million is just peanuts for them...

    Perumal Sunday, 10 September 2017 08:38 AM

    Yes, get Weeratunge and Palita reexamined by two more doctors who do not take bribes.

    malij Sunday, 10 September 2017 11:09 AM

    They must get the CID to probe the assets of the prison doctors every 6 months.

    Kelum Sunday, 10 September 2017 11:50 AM

    This move will prevent underprivileged poor inmates from getting proper medical attention even for serious illnesses. But rich goons will only have to pay few extra bucks

    Raj Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:14 PM

    Nothing will happen! It'll be little Inflation for those who wants to get admitted to Prison hospital!

    karthik Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:45 PM

    Getting the consent of three doctors is not an impossible task for these privileged patients as most of our doctors work like Proctors who work for the interest of their clients.

    Lalith Jayawardena Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:27 PM

    Thank you, Hon Minister. Why did you take a long period of time to make such a decision.

    Citizen Perera Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:55 PM

    What about those "PATIENTS" already in the prison hospital?

    Tony A Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:55 PM

    Get weeratunge and Palitha to go through this new procedure.

    Senewi Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:53 PM

    "Yahapalana" members may also have to suffer under the same regulation once they lose the power .

    Upul Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:55 PM

    Sri Lanka is full of corruption from top to bottom in the entire country. This habit of being honest, should come from the bottom of the heart of every individual.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Monday, 11 September 2017 07:33 AM

    Is it imposing to Politicians also???,

    Aruna Monday, 11 September 2017 08:20 AM

    Pl show this to PM.not to the poor minister.

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