Health Ministry political employees come to work only close to pay day!

DGHS orders probe

Director General Health Services, Dr Palitha Mahipala yesterday appointed a committee to investigate a complaint made by the Director District General Matara Hospital, Dr Malkanthi Mediwatte against several minor employees who reported to duty only on days close to the pay day.

 Spokesman for the Health Ministry, Nipun Ekanayake said the Director had complained about the strange situation during the Matara District Committee meeting. She had said that the minor employees, who did not abide by working hours, only turned up for work a few days that proceeded the pay day. According to media reports those employees were all political appointees.

 Ekanayake said that the DGHS had appointed a committee comprising Deputy Director General (Administration) Sriyani Fernando and Director (Administration-4), Chathurika Dissanayake to probe the issue. He said that the duo had been instructed to hand in a report.

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