At yet another attempt at misuse of public funds, the fake Director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Susitha Senaratne has ventured on another “project” to demolish the world class operating theatre of J’Pura Hospital calling it the “expansion project”.
This so called “expansion Project” which entails the demolition of the world class operating theatre complex of SJGH which is one of the finest gold standard theatres in the country to build a “sky tunnel” connecting it to another building “in the sky” has been viewed as a “phantom project” by the fake director.
Four of his crony specialists, the Eye Surgeon, one of the ENT Surgeons, one of the Orthopedic Surgeons and the Urosurgeon are the only specialists supporting this project which will permanently distort an operating theatre complex after which even the private sector hospitals are designing their theatres. There is no guarantee that the operating theatre will be operative for at least 2 to 3 years after demolition and even if partly functional while it’s being demolished it will breach the sterility and will be highly dangerous for the patients.
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The fake director of J’Pura Hospital has been repeatedly trying to implement this project without any feasibility study. These repeated attempts have been averted by the stance of the three specialists at the Board Dr Kanishka Indraratne, Dr Madhava Karunarathne and Dr Prabhath Ambawatte who firmly stated that a feasibility study should be carried out along with time frames to implement such a project. A Board decision was taken to carry out a feasibility study. This feasibility study as never carried out.
Knowing that a proper feasibility study would never recommend the demolition of the operating theatre the fake director Susitha Senaratne has been trying to get a “ministerial sanction” to this project through Rajitha Senaratne, which was never obtained.
Circulating an email today titled “Meeting to finalize the draft document of New OT complex drawing” Susitha Senaratne has called for a meeting to carry forward this UNSANCTIONED project to march ahead. Just yesterday Colombo Telegraph revealed the massive financial fraud carried out by Susitha Senaratne and his wife Ancy Senaratne where they have paid themselves over 17 million rupees through a fake company. The document digitalizing project that they swindled money from has also been a “project” for which no feasibility study was done.
According to the email circulated, Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage ,Chairman SJGH has not been informed of this meeting that is held violating the decision of the Board. However sources within SJGH reported that he may be turning a blind eye as he has done in the past to the financial corruption of Susitha Senarante. In spite of the massive fraud that has been exposed yesterday, Kahandaliyanage has still not reported this fraud to the police, protecting Susitha Senarante, the unqualified stooge of Rajitha Senarante.
The specialists have been quick to retaliate to this attempt to demolish the operating theatre without any rational reason behind it.
Dr Kanishka Indraratne has promptly queries in writing that a Board Decision was taken to carry out a feasibility study and if such report were available. The crony Surgeons mentioned above, who have serious underhand financial and immoral dealings with the fake director that will be revealed in due course are the only surgeons to support this illegal and devastating move by the fake director to carry out this “project”. Fifteen other specialist who perform surgeries and surgical procedures in the theatres have not supported the ad hoc and bull headed decision to demolish the operating theatre of SJGH.
No funds have been allocated or released to this “project” since it is not a Board sanctioned decision and it is widely believed that the fake director will bleed the hospital earnings to pay the contractors in to their accounts, much the same way the massive fraud of document digitalization as carried out paying himself and his wife over 17 million rupees.