Kurunegala doctor : Report submitted on how to probe allegations

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The Committee appointed to probe complaints lodged against Kurunegala Hospital Dr Seigu Sihabdeen Mohommad Saafi has taken measures to submit a report to the Secretary of the Ministry of Health.

Acting Director General of Health Services, Dr Lal Panapitiya noted that the report comprises the recommendations on best approaches into the investigation. The committee submitted the report following the consideration of facts, the number of complaints lodged against the doctor in question and the sensitive nature of the complaints.

Wasantha Perera, Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous medicine noted that the six member select committee is lead by Director of the Health Ministry, Dr Anil Samaranayke. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr Lakshman Senanayeke, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr UDP Rathnasiri, Administrative Services Officer L. A. Basnayake, Consultant in Community Medicine Dr Sanjeewa Godakandage, Investigating officer S. I. Gunawardena are other members of the Select Committee.

Meanwhile, the number of complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital against Dr Siyabdeen Saafi has exceeded 220.