Written by Staff Writer
24 Jan, 2016 | 1:52 pm
The Health Ministry has decided to amend the series of guidelines in relation to kidney transplants that take place in private hospitals.
Chairman of the Private Medical Services Regulatory Council, Dr.Kanthi Ariyarathne said that representatives of ethics committees of private hospitals have been informed in this regard.
She further noted that the aim of doing so is to enable transparency in conducting kidney transplants. She went on to note that relevant investigations will be carried out to examine how well the newly-implemented guidelines are put to practice and stated that a ban is currently in place for private hospitals to conduct kidney surgeries on foreign nationals.
Moreover, a new five-member committee has also been appointed to investigate into the the kidney scandal that has been said to have been taken place in the country. Director General of Health Services, Palitha Maheepala said that this commitee comprises of two director generals, a senior assistant Secretary, a director and a specialist doctor.
The committe will be chaired by Dr. Jayasundara Bandara, the Assistant Director General of the Health Ministry.
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