Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Allowed Home-Cooked Meals While in Remand Custody

February 06, 2024

Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Allowed Home-Cooked Meals Amidst Remand Custody

Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, currently under remand custody over alleged irregularities in a drug procurement deal, has been granted permission to consume home-cooked meals based on a doctor's recommendation. The decision comes amidst ongoing investigations into the controversial immunoglobulin procurement scandal, where non-functional drugs were allegedly purchased for state hospitals.

Prisons Spokesperson Gamini B. Dissanayake clarified that Rambukwella has not requested treatment in a private hospital, addressing speculations surrounding the former minister's medical needs. The allowance for home-cooked meals suggests a consideration for Rambukwella's health and dietary requirements during his period of remand custody.

Rambukwella's arrest last Friday sent shockwaves through the political landscape, as he became embroiled in allegations related to the procurement of immunoglobulin, a critical medical supply for state hospitals. The scandal has raised serious concerns about the integrity of the healthcare procurement process and the potential implications for public health.