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Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital financially misused – GMOA

The Secretary of GMOA Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that his association has sent a letter to the Auditor General alleging financial misuse for Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital without taking it over to the Government through a proper legal agreement.

The Health Ministry pumps Rs. 250 million for this hospital for drugs and other requirements since August this year and annually the Ministry will spend Rs.3000 million for this hospital, he said.

According to Dr. Aluthge, all including the Health Minister has already accepted the fact that there is no legally signed agreement existing in connection with taking over the hospital and only a piece of paper named a ‘letter on intent’.

“There is no Act, gazette or an agreement existing. The Govern­ment can provide money only for an institution which has been established through an Act of Parliament,” he said.


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