The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) knowledgeable the officers of the Ministry of Well being to conduct a right away and complete inspection relating to the dangerous substances in meals together with imported meals objects similar to coconut oil provided that such authority is vested with the Ministry of Well being.
The Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitharana knowledgeable the officers that laboratory services for meals testing needs to be improved and the legal guidelines pertaining to meals safety needs to be amended expeditiously.
Hon. State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, the previous COPA Chairman identified that the state of affairs has worsened because of the lack of correct coordination amongst meals testing
The Committee on Public Accounts held in Parliament to assessment the Auditor Common’s Report of the Auditor Common Reviews of the Ministry of Well being for the yr 2017/2018 and
Present Efficiency acknowledged that quite a few points are at present arising because of the non- implementation of a correct program for meals safety within the nation.
Hon. Member of Parliament Dr.Harini Amarasuriya emphasised on the truth that cosmetics imported into the nation comprise extremely dangerous chemical substances. The Committee was of the view that it was essential to formulate a correct regulatory system for the importation of magnificence merchandise and instructed the officers of the Ministry of Well being to take quick motion on this regard.
On condition that the principles of the Ministry of Well being are in pressure for meals, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Tissa Vitharana emphasised the necessity to take quick motion to verify
the standard of meals.
Hon. Tissa Attanayake, Hon. Niroshan Perera, Hon. (Dr.) Upul Galappaththi Hon. Weerasumana Weerasinghe and respective officers marked their presence on the
Committee assembly held.
In accordance with the Mixed Plan of the Second Well being Sector Growth Venture, the overall allocation for improvements throughout the five-year mission interval was Rs. 346 million, however as at December 3 rd , 2017, Rs. 399 million had been authorized for 34 innovation analysis proposals. The Committee paid particular consideration to this matter.
It was disclosed on the assembly that the analysis initiatives carried out by a single particular person have led to the ineffectiveness of the analysis initiatives.
The contract for the development of the 7-storey Millennium Ward Advanced on the Colombo South Instructing Hospital, Kalubowila was awarded to a non-public firm on August 14 th , 2006 with a contract worth of Rs. 398 million. Though it was scheduled to be accomplished on March 19 th , 2008, the committee noticed that the contracted with the respective contractor was ended because the work had not but been accomplished.
The Committee paid particular consideration to the failure in recovering Rs. 51 million paid to the contractor by that date. The Committee directed the Secretary to the Ministry of Well being to take quick motion to get better this quantity.
The mission to assemble a brand new constructing advanced for the Ministry of Well being was awarded to CECB on October 29 th , 2014 at a levy inclusive contract worth of Rs. 3,896 million, the committee disclosed that the constructing plan had not been authorized by the Municipal Council
earlier than the start of building and that no feasibility examine had been performed for
The Committee expressed its displeasure over the truth that 224 fingerprint machines
bought by the Ministry in 2006 at a value of Rs. 31.71 million have been inactive for extra
than 15 years.