Sep 18, 2017

Welikada Prison hospital chief medical officer transferred

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has instructed to transfer Welikada Prison Hospital Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. N. Thenuwara who is alleged to have approved to give preferential treatment to politicians.

The Health Minister gave instructions today in response to the request made by nineteen Welikada Prison Hospital Medical Officers.

On September 11, Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Swaminathan said that he decided to make a ‘three doctor’ consent mandatory for prison inmate hospitalization after considering numerous complaints received by him from various sections of society that the prison inmate hospitalisation process is flawed.