Maligakanda magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama yesterday (13) ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest those involved in forging documents for the importing and distributing of substandard immunoglobulin to government hospitals before November 16.
The magistrate took up a complaint made by a civil society organization to the CID.
The complainant says the racket has caused a loss of more than Rs. one billion.
The magistrate imposed travel bans on several persons allegedly involved in the fraud.
Meanwhile, the Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine urged the government to prevent those responsible for the fraud from fleeing the country.
JCPSM president Ravi Kumudesh said ten days had lapsed since the CID had been called to probe the scam.
However, the accused company had not even been summoned for questioning as yet, he alleged noting that it was evident that within next few days the public will be told that responsible parties had fled the country.