Additional security for doctors
A decision has been taken by the Government to provide additional
security for all the doctors serving at Vavuniya Hospital and all the
other hospitals in the area, a Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry
He said the decision has been taken following a special meeting held
with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Healthcare and Nutrition Minister
Nimal Siripala De Silva, Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry Secretary Dr.
Athula Kahandaliyanage and Defence Ministry officials.
According to the spokesman three high level officials from the
Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry were in Vavuniya and they have been
instructed by the Ministry Secretary Dr. Kahandaliyanage to hold
discussions with relevant parties to ensure that the doctors receive
adequate additional protection.
Investigations are going on with the assistance of the Security
Forces in connection with the killing of a Doctor who was attached to
Vavuniya hospital. He was killed by an unknown gunman on Monday night.
He was a very popular and dedicated doctor, he added.