Expired drugs and cosmetic products were found today during a joint raid carried out at the clinic owned by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nimal Gamage, following Tuesday’s death of a lady doctor who received an injection during a cosmetic surgery.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that health ministry cosmetic unit, the government analyst’s department and the Colombo Crime Division carried out the joint raid at the Visakha Road clinic.
The 47-year-old lady doctor identified as Dr. P.A. Priyangi a specialist attached to the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital died at the clinic.
She died within several minutes due to complications after administering the injection.
Dr. Nimal Gamage was arrested and remanded till August 18 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate in connection with the incident.
It was reported that following the incident, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala gave orders to a special investigative team of the National Pharmaceutical Authority to raid the cosmetic surgery clinic. (Supun Dias)