Diirector General Of Health Services Given One Month Temporary Extention Till….
Filed Under: Health & Science, World | Posted: 08/07/2012 at 7:46PM
Comments | Region: Sri Lanka
The Government has decided to give a temporary one month service extension to Director General Of Health Services (DGHS)Dr.Ajith Mendis with effect from 03rd of August till Cabinet approves the proposed service extension to him government sources said.Cabinet is due to discuss on granting of service extension to Director General Of Health Services Dr.Mendis during it’s meeting today(08) sources added.
Till the cabinet announces his future dr.mendis has decided to stay away from office .Due to this situation Deputy Director General Dr.Sunil Alwis has been appointed as acting director general of health services by health secretary dr.nihal jayathilake to carry out duties of the post.Showing their concern for DGHS Post few of the deputy director general of health services attached to health ministry who were also engaged in mud slinging campaign against dr.mendis are now eying to grab the acting dghs slot by claiming that they are the seniors eligible to hold the post.
The cat is out from the bag yesterday regarding this issue when one of the senior DDG’S sent a letter to health ministry secretary by stating that he should be appointed for the post according to law.
Meanwhile some officials attached to Ministry Of Health and few trade union leaders who are engaged in a mud slinging campaign to oust DGHS dr.mendis since last few weeks from his post are now openly opposing the temporary service extension given to dr.mendis by stating he should not be given such an extension.Some who are slinging mud over DGHS are trying to misguide public by saying that the post of DGHS is now vacant and suitable candidate should be appointed for the post soon.
Director General Of Health Services is head of the Health Department in Minsitry Of Health.