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Contaminated medicine probed

Aug 19, 2010 4:58:09 AM - itnnews.lk

Investigations are underway into incidents where contaminated vials of medicine were found during the past, to ascertain whether there was a conspiracy behind the incidents to undermine health service.

The CID informed the Magistrate’s Court that an investigation has been launched in this connection. The CID informed this when presenting an investigation report regarding an incident where foreign material was found in a medicine vial at the Wellawaya District Hospital.

The vial has been sent to the Government Analyst for further tests. The CID informed the Court that statements have been taken from Director General of Health Services and Medical Superintendent of the Wellawaya District Hospital including 16 others. The CID launched investigations following a complaint made by the Director of the Medial Supplies Division.