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26 December 2013 09:59 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP Kalutara District Parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera today said a hospital had been shut down for five days for the first time in history due to poor administration of the government.

“Baduraliya Hospital which is in a remote area has been closed for five days because of the government’s poor administration. It is the responsibility of the government and Western Provincial Council to take steps to reopen the hospital and ensure the security of the hospital staff. A hospital is not closed even in a war torn area. At least emergency services operate during a strike. How can a hospital be closed down for a comparatively minor issue? This raises questions about the government’s administration and governance. Can a police station, a school, a prison or a hospital be closed down on the grounds that a staff member was assaulted or humiliated?” he asked.

Mr. Perera asked why the government could not provide security to the doctors of the Hospital if they had any threats from the people rather than deploying more than 200 police personnel where a fast unto death was being held.

“A police squad of over 200 officers has been deployed at the location where UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma and some other local politicians are staging a fast unto death. Police assaulted some innocent civilians who were protesting. Why can’t the government provide this security to the doctors if they have any threats and take steps to reopen the hospital?’ he asked.(Ajith Siriwardana)


Vedeo by Ajith Siriwardana

  Comments - 7

  • C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 26 December 2013 01:11 PM

    Yes. You are exactly correct. The government is penalizing poor patients.

    Rudolph Thursday, 26 December 2013 01:26 PM

    This govt. doesn't care a hoot for the people and if you think building mega highways is for the people, think again!!!!

    dharmapala Thursday, 26 December 2013 04:57 PM

    government for rich people. poor people has no place in srilanka,

    simpleman Thursday, 26 December 2013 05:51 PM

    rudolf, Mega highways for racing cars and for ministers to travel. Not for us. we are hungry. we want food to eat .Roads are only for 5 percent population to enjoy.

    UN-Predict Friday, 27 December 2013 02:55 AM

    Most of educated fools think that they have just fallen from the sky. They should thank the Almighty and realize that they are here to serve the poor. If not they will have to pay dearly.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 27 December 2013 03:14 AM

    Yes the blame should be posted on the present Government for their poor administration not only the health services but also the other Departments due to Political interference.

    kane Friday, 27 December 2013 03:50 AM

    Mahinda Chintanaya is for Road Races, Conferences, Highways, casinos, but not for poor common man.

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