Medics seek probe into unreturned vehicles

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Medical officers attached to the Ministry of Health have written to President Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking a prompt inquiry into the failure of former State Ministers and their staff to return their official vehicles.

Former State Ministers and their staff have failed to return their vehicles and are using it for their private purposes in a backdrop where essential health staff and laboratory services staff are finding it difficult to report to work, they alleged.

The Medical Officers further said, the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health is in charge of the administration and is a political henchman due to which he has failed to address the issue.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Health also informed the Additional Secretary to take prompt measures to acquire the vehicles, adding however, that there has not been any progress in such matter, they added.

By Faadhila Thassim