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Intern Medical Officers paid unlawful allowances worth Rs.47Mn

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Colombo, Nov.30 (Daily Mirror) -The Intern Medical Officers who were assigned to 22 central government hospitals for training from January 2016 to March 2022 had been paid Rs.47 million in illegal allowances.

This was disclosed in the annual report 2022 of the Auditor General.

The report further said information about the value of illegal allowances paid in excess from 2016 to December 2022 in respect of other hospitals was not submitted to the audit.

Meanwhile, according to the special audit report on vehicle management of the Ministry of Health issued by the National Audit Office on 22 April 2019, it was revealed that 679 vehicles owned by the Ministry are not included in the register.

"Despite the assertion that 240 vehicles were identified, the audit lacks adequate supporting information to substantiate this claim. Moreover, the whereabouts of 439 vehicles remain elusive, even as of June 30, 2023, despite the passing of four years since the issuance of the aforementioned special audit report," it stated.

Besides, the report said in the year 2020, the Ministry incurred an expenditure of Rs. 239 million for the acquisition of 805 motorcycles. "However, these newly procured motorcycles have not found their place in the Ministry's Asset Register. As of June 30, 2023, no written agreements had been formalized with the individuals responsible for providing these motorcycles," the report added.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, the Deputy Director General (Supply) said they have already attended to it and are taking further steps to rectify the shortcomings.


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  • Siva Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:40 AM

    Intern medical officer get 50000 per month with above said all allowances.even a peon in health ministry get paid more than this. Nobody has addressed the issues of these poor interns and post graduate trainees. So called trade union should look this kind of matter than fertilizer.

    Spartacus Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:06 PM

    An intern is a student. He gets free higher education from Public Money and further free training at Govt facilities. The hospital is there for purpose of providing medical care for public and not for purpose of entertaining student Doctors. If they need to get allowance, then it needs to be from Medical College or some other Student Donating body.

    joshua Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:45 AM

    This is OK as long as SLPP Kaputa is in control of the party. Just follow the kaputa

    Is it illegal or an over payment? Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:13 AM

    It's not illegal allowances as it was paid legally. It's an error on the part of the Health Department and if it is an over payment then the department should seek to have the money returned. Also, the person making this over payment should be fired.

    Sambo Friday, 01 December 2023 08:00 AM

    Every turn it's corruption in this country. The public have also got immune to corruption no wonder even the God's are looking the other. This is country that markets it's religion.


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