Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Administrative Work Of The Health Ministry Have Been Paralyzed As 12 Higher Officers Went Abroad For Seminars

The administrative activities of the Ministry Of Health have been paralyzed since last Tuesday(18) as 12 Higher Officers attach to the Ministry including the Health Ministry Secretary and the Director General Of Health Services went abroad at once to attend seminars and workshops the Health Ministry sources have revealed.

According to the sources the Health Secretary Mrs.Sudharama Karunathilake along with the Additional Secretary(Administration) and few other officers had left for Italy to attend a seminar on Nutrition while The Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala had left for Switzerland to attend another Health seminar.Most of the other officials that went abroad including Deputy Director General of Health Services( Dental Services) are attending a seminar in Bhutan sources said.Two officials including the Deputy Director General Of Health Services(Laboratory Services) went Australia for a private tour it has been revealed.

Out of the seven Deputy Director Generals Of Health Services attach to the Ministry Of Health five have went abroad sources have stressed.

Due to the absent of most of the Higher Ministry Officials ,the weekly Public Day held for the  public at the Ministry Premises yesterday (19)was abandoned as there were only two higher officials to handle the activities.Now only three higher officials namely Deputy Director General Of Health Services(Medical Services-1) the Additional Secretary( Development) and the Deputy Director General of Health Services(Public Health-1) are there at the ministry to handle all the administrative work .

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