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Police probe Sinopharm doses theft

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in Habaraduwa lodged a complaint against a driver and a minor employee of the MOH office in connection with a theft of 30 doses of Sinopharm vaccines valued Rs. 90,000. The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of Habaraduwa has reported the incident to the Habaraduwa Police on Wednesday. Investigations are being conducted by the Habaraduwa Police. In addition, a special team has also been assigned by the Galle Division SSP to conduct further investigation, said the DIG.



Police hunt for vaccines  lost from Habaraduwa

Mahinda P.Liyanage and Dilshan Tharaka

A special investigation has been initiated by Habaraduwa Police regarding the disappearance of thirty (30) doses of Sinopharm Covid vaccines stored in a refrigerator at the Galle Habaraduwa Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office.

A complaint was lodged by Habaraduwa MOH Dr.Pramoda  M.Siriwardana regarding the missing vaccines. In his complaint made on Wednesday (16) the MOH has stated that a stock of 178 Sinopharm vials had been stored in the refrigerator on completion of a vaccination programme held at Ahangama Rohana Maha Vidyalaya recently. He has stated that the stock of vaccine had been dispatched by an employee and a driver of the office.In his complaint the MOH has further stated that the value of the stock of lost vaccine doses is around Rs. 90,000.

Habraduwa police have started recording statements regarding the incident from the employees of the MOH office including the driver and the employee who had brought the stock of vaccines back to the office.

The Galle SSP has directed the Galle Division Police Crime Investigation Department to carry out an additional inquiry into the issue.

On completion of recording the statements the police plan to submit a report on the incident to Galle Magistrate.


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