GMOA convenes media briefing over kidney transplant controversy

GMOA convenes media briefing over kidney transplant controversy

GMOA convenes media briefing over kidney transplant controversy

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jan, 2016 | 9:51 pm

The Government Medical Officers Association convened a media briefing on Sunday January 24,  to explain the situation that has arisen with regard to alleged kidney trafficking.

Secretary of Government Medical Officers Association Dr. Nalinda Herath said that the Sri Lankan media broadcast stories on the alleged kidney racket that is taking place in the country, based on a news report in the Indian media adding that names of six doctors.

He went on to say that, subsequent to investigations, it has been revealed that one of the doctors was a member of the Government Medical Officers Association.

Dr. Nalinda Herath also added that what India wanted was to stop the Indian patients coming to Sri Lanka, and they have accomplished that even if its temporary.

Furthermore, he noted if there has been any wrong-doing, a thorough investigation will be carried out and they will reveal the truth to the country.

Meanwhile, a five-member committee was appointed on Saturday on the instructions of Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, to expedite investigations into alleged kidney trafficking.

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