The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) has found fault with authorities for not arresting those responsible for the distribution among local hospitals of a substandard vaccine imported by forging documents.

This is despite a court order being issued, its education secretary Pubudu Jayagoda told journalists yesterday (16), adding that a full investigation should be conducted into the fraud.

Medicines importer Isolez Biotech Pharma AG Ltd. is accused of having forged documents and imported 22,500 vials human immunoglobulin.

Pursuant to the CID having investigated and made submissions, the Maligakanda magistrate’s court last week ordered the arrest of the guilty parties.

The Health Ministry yesterday recorded statements from several trade unionists over their revelations to the media with regard to the matter.



In the meantime, CEO of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority Dr. Vijith Gunawardena has written to the public security minister asking that the investigation be expedited.



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