Minister Rajitha Senaratne has decided to cancel all Acting positions within the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The Health Ministry said that the relevant instructions have already been issued to the Ministry Secretary.
Minister Rajitha Senaratne has issued instructions to Health Secretary Anura Jayawickrema to immediately nullify all Acting designations of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The Minister gave these instructions during a meeting held with heads of Health Institutions. The Minister emphasized that measures should be taken to appoint officers only to permanent designations in the recruitments made to a certain administrative post. It was decided at this discussion to make public through paper advertisements in the future for the recruitment of officers for 18 Senior Medical Grade Posts. Permanent appointments were granted to 79 positions in the medical management service. The Minister also instructed the officials to compile data reports on the staff of all hospitals located throughout the island.