The masterminds of the medicines mafia roam freely, while the CID has caught a so-called big fish in the Medical Supplies Division director,
said president of the government medical officers forum Dr. Rukshan Bellana.
Director Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake and the three others arrested are not directly involved in the frauds, and were only responsible for accepting the medicines supplies, he noted.
It is well-known that Dr. Wickramanayake had been overseas for a long period after obtaining duty leave.
Doubts expressed by Ravi Kumudesh
Meanwhile, president of the association of health professionals Ravi Kumudesh has expressed doubts over the manner of CID investigations into the human immunoglobulin scam.
The CID has already acquitted the former health ministry, health ministry, Medicines Regulatory Authority and the technical evaluation committee, he said.
Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has asked as to why those who had masterminded the human immunoglobulin vaccine scam were yet to be arrested.
The big fish remain free, while the small fry get arrested, he charged in parliament, noting the claim that the key figure in the fraud was a cabinet minister.
The owner and a director of Isolez biotech pharma AG Ltd., the company that faked documents and supplied 22,500 vials of vaccine to state hospitals, are in remand custody.
So are the director and three other officers of the Medical Supplies Division.
Use of the vaccine had been suspended after patients administered with it developed complications.