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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 12:22
It has been revealed that low quality injections have been imported from Russia to the Cancer Hospital
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Former Minister, Member of Parliament Sarath Amunugama has provided a statement to the Presidential Investigation Commission Police Unit, inquiring into corruption and irregularities in state enterprises during the period 2015/2018.

The Commission said the Parliamentarian gave a statement yesterday for about two hours.

He provided this statement in relation to investigations into a complaint lodged by Member of Parliament Wijayadasa Rajapaksa in connection with the Mahapola Scholarship Fund.

At the same time, a hearing was held yesterday regarding a fraud that is alleged to have occurred when importing injections to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital in Maharagama.

Consultant Dr. Gihan Gunasekera giving evidence on this occasion said that in the year 2017, injections which had not been granted approval were imported from Russia.

This injection which had been manufactured in Russia was due to be submitted for approval even in Russia during the month of March 2017. However, it was revealed that these injections were brought to Sri Lanka during the month of February 2017.

During the Technical Committee meeting held to import these pharmaceuticals, Consultant Dr. Prasad Abeysinghe had expressed his strong objection and a document in writing was also made.

Giving evidence further Consultant Dr. Gihan Gunasekera had said that when this drug which was imported thus was first given to patients there was a likelihood of the patient suffering a sudden heart attack and even being deprived of life.
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