Health Minister to weed out quacks from estates

By Don Asoka Wijewardena

In a bid to stop illegal private medical practice secretly carried out by quacks in estates, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena would issue a circular shortly that the medical services should only be provided by qualified medical officers, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday.

The GMOA General Committee member Dr. Lasantha Jinadasa said that during the meeting with Minister Sirisena the GMOA had pointed out that about 100 EMAs deployed in the estates were in the habit of selling ‘thriposa’ to people though it was provided free by the state to fight malnutrition.

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