Action to be taken for doctoring COVID-19 data

Action to be taken for doctoring COVID-19 data

Action to be taken for doctoring COVID-19 data

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2021 | 9:24 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): State minister Channa Jayasumana has said that disciplinary action will be taken against officers who had provided inaccurate data on COVID-19.

“We will conduct disciplinary inquiries on such officials and punish them if they are found to be guilty,” Jayasumana, the state minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals said.

The Government Medical Officers Forum has said that certain entities are attempting to pin the blame on an official.

“Trade unions had asked for the data from Sudath Samaraweera. He didn’t release that. He is paying the price for that decision,” GMOF President Dr. Rukshan Bellana said.

Dr. Jayantha Bandara, the Secretary of the All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union said removing the epidemiology chief from his position is “completely wrong”.

“There are several health secretaries, health ministers, and the director general of health services. Haven’t they done something wrong?” he queried.

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