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A registered Ayurvedic doctor has lodged a complaint with IGP Chandana Wickremaratne urging him to initiate legal action against health authorities for allegedly allowing Covid-19 infected patients to die without treating them under the Ayurvedic Health Care System.

The complainant B.A.Rathnapala, a registered medical practitioner at the Ayurvedic Medical Council had made this complaint urging to take legal action under section 261, 289 and 298 of the Penal Code for causing deaths by negligence against former Health Minister Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi, State Ministers Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Sisira Jayakody, Secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe and Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena.

In his complaint, Dr.rathnapala stated that it is a criminal offence to allow infected people to die in this manner without allowing them to have local medical treatment that can prevent deaths. The complainant said several Ayurvedic doctors including himself had introduced Indigenous medicine which develops immunity in the body’s blood to fight the Covid-19 virus.the complainant is of the view that it is not reasonable for a large number of Covid-19 patients to die daily, despite the ability of indigenous medicine to cure these patients.

In his complaint, Dr. Rathnapala said such deaths were due to the arbitrary decision of the Directorgeneral of Health Services by vesting powers on the Western medical system to treat Covid-19 patients under the Quarantine Ordinance. The complainant said there are about 20,000 traditional Indigenous Ayurvedic doctors under the Ayurvedic Medical Council in the field of Indigenous Medicine and their contribution has not been adequately considered during the pandemic.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)


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  • ANTON Monday, 23 August 2021 09:50 AM

    OMG ........ FINALLY I CAME TO KNOW THAT THERE IS A PERSON CALLED IGP IN OUR COUNTRY.

    Terrence Monday, 23 August 2021 10:14 AM

    Every action of the Paniya has a reaction on the Ayurvedic treatment so be patient as all things will Pass Away

    Ranaweera Monday, 23 August 2021 10:19 AM

    Yes Rajitha health mafia is working.

    Sandy Monday, 23 August 2021 10:21 AM

    Ayurvedic practitioners should provide evidence of their medicines curing Covid patients

    rsdesilva@yahoo.com Monday, 23 August 2021 11:02 AM

    They are not allowed to treat patients according to the law that is there now. They are asking for opportunity to treat patients to show it

    Eddie Monday, 23 August 2021 10:52 AM

    I know the much that this is a very learned and experienced Ayurvedic doctor who cures diabetes very effectively without making patients having to take western drugs such as metformin, insulin injections that aggravates diabetes condition

    joshua Monday, 23 August 2021 11:09 AM

    Ayurvedic institution should get approval for their Covid medicine. We cannot administer any medicine without checking on the reliability and impacts.

    Why are Sri Lankans Not Clever Monday, 23 August 2021 11:29 AM

    Doctors are exposed as Scientifically clueless in dealing with this virus. So, what is wrong in giving our indigenous medicines a chance to save lives when this is the only chance left now.

    Sivakumar , Jaffna Hindu Tamil Monday, 23 August 2021 11:35 AM

    Before the invasions and religious conversions by the European Armies, who was successfully looking after our health for thousands of years ? The local medical practioners.

    Terrence Monday, 23 August 2021 05:45 PM

    Why are Sri Lankans not clever= basically they are copycats and stooges except for a few who are brilliant and left our shores and some patriots

    Samantha Monday, 23 August 2021 09:09 PM

    No one is stopping patients from seeking medical help. If it's so great why didn't these guys step up last year itself? why wait till now? Our guys are only good at pointing at someone's mistakes. They never initiate or achieve anything themselves. just blame others for their incompetencies.


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