Police continue probe on cooked up medical certificates at National HospitalView(s):
Police are probing a racket where medical certificates, using forged rubber stamps of National Hospital staff including doctors, were issued to government employees.
The racket came to light after a cook attached to the National Hospital was apprehended issuing these MCs .
Duplicate rubber stamps of the hospital’s chief accountant, two cardiology specialists and six other specialists had been used in these medical certificates that were sold between Rs 500 and Rs. 1,000 each.
The Police Intelligence Unit that conducted a raid found the medical certificate books as well as the forged rubber stamps .
The suspect identified as 46-year-old R.M Chaminda Priyankara Perera, had worked at the hospital kitchen for five years. He was arrested and produced before Maligakanda Magistrate Dulari Weeraratna who remanded him and subsequently released him on bail.
The Magistrate also ordered the suspect to report to the Maradana police on the last Sunday of every month.