Reports that the import of Dengue control bacteria had been delayed due to commissions between Health officers are totally false. This has been emphasized by Minister Maithripala Sirisena.
Expressing views at a ceremony today on media reports, the Minister said as the person in charge of the Ministry, he emphasized that he totally rejects the media report. He invited all media establishments to report if there is any truth in relation to fraud, corruption or looting. But he emphasized that it is the responsibility and obligation of everyone to appreciate an officer who works honestly and with integrity.
The Minister was speaking at the function organized to hand over letters of appointment to Para Medics who had completed their training. 276 Medical Officers who had completed their training received the letters of appointment from the Minister. They have been posted to hospitals where vacancies exist. Health Services Director General Dr. Ajith Mendis was among those present at the event organized at the National Blood Centre Auditorium.