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A COVID- 19 positive person from Enderamulla in the Mahara MOH Division is alleged to have left the country on a false medical report.

Mahara MOH Dr. Nihal Gamage said the individual concerned who possessed two contradictory PCR test reports obtained from private sector hospitals, one reporting that he was CORONA positive and the other negative, was instructed to undergo a fresh PCR test at the MOH office.

He was thereafter, subjected to a fresh PCR test on December 24 and he was informed to wait till the PCR test report was received to issue the clearance certificate to leave the country. Dr. Gamage said the report received on December 30, confirmed that the individual concerned was CORONA positive. He said that when the PHIS visited his house to hospitalise him, it was revealed that he had left the country from Katunayake International Airport on December 29.

Gampaha District Director of Health Services Dr. Migara Epa said he believed that the individual concerned must have left the country using the wrong PCR test report obtained from a private sector hospital and that it was in question as to how he left the country without recommendation of the area MOH.

The DHS said he informed the relevant authorities investigate the incident.(TILAKARATNE DISSANAYAKE)

  Comments - 10

  • Samson Monday, 04 January 2021 09:28 AM

    What destination. not a big issue because we get foreigners coming in also.

    FF Monday, 04 January 2021 09:36 AM


    Dharma Monday, 04 January 2021 10:38 AM

    Question is why the MOH office took so long to produce the report (6 days). We need to investigate this delay of producing results. Don't know the person who left had another commitment abroad.

    Moorthy Badulla Monday, 04 January 2021 10:45 AM

    He has to be severely dealt with because this type of things will tarnish the image of our country very badly.

    Sandy Monday, 04 January 2021 11:53 AM

    How can private institutions be allowed to issue certificates with legal validity

    Ha,ha Monday, 04 January 2021 12:30 PM

    He might be hiding somewhere with the bogus report and taking the paniya to cure himself.

    Sherlock Holmans Monday, 04 January 2021 04:17 PM

    It's not worse than Ukrainians coming with Covid 19

    REEZ Monday, 04 January 2021 04:28 PM

    Moorthy - It is already tarnished. Nothing left to tarnish.

    The Meerkat Monday, 04 January 2021 04:31 PM

    He's gone to Kazakhstan to meet Borat.

    Ranaweera Monday, 04 January 2021 04:49 PM

    Nothing to worry. He would got caught by the destination country along with those passengers who occupied nearby seats. Provide details to the destination country authorities and definitely they will handle it better than our officials.

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