CID records statement from Health Secretary over substandard immunoglobulin
Colombo (LNW): The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken a statement from Health Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta in relation to the alleged case involving substandard Human Immunoglobulin in Sri Lanka.
This case has seen the recent arrest and detention until November 15th of the owner of Isolez Biotech, who is accused of supplying substandard Human Immunoglobulin to the Ministry of Health’s Medical Supplies Division.
The suspect is a 57-year-old resident of Raddolugama.
It was revealed that 22,500 vials of substandard Human Immunoglobulin, made using human blood, were obtained through falsified documents.
Initially, it was believed that these vials were imported, but it was later discovered that they were produced within Sri Lanka.
Former Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella, previously disclosed that the Health Ministry had received saline or a similar solution, which was falsely labeled as Human Immunoglobulin.
The estimated value of this medicine stock is nearly Rs.1 billion.