immunoglobulin Scam: Resistance

immunoglobulin Scam: Resistance

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted a second-day search at the Isolez Biotech Pharma AG (Pvt) Ltd. plant in Amandoluwa, Seeduwa, related to the human immunoglobulin scam. This action followed the lack of cooperation from the owner and primary suspect, Sudath Janaka Fernando, during the initial visit on January 8. Officials, including engineers from Lanka Electricity Company, Scenes of Crime Officials (SOCO), and local police, supported the NMRA and CID in inspecting the premises.

Hard Disk Drives  Missing:

The LECO Engineers connected the factory to the main electricity supply after the chief suspect initially refused cooperation. Samples of unidentified liquid medicines stored in refrigerators were seized for further investigation. Additionally, seven computers from the plant office were taken into custody, with some hard disk drives already missing. The search operation, lasting approximately five hours, concluded with the NMRA sealing the plant, and the suspect was returned to Welikada Remand Prison.

The officials investigating the controversial substandard human Immunoglobulin deal yesterday could not previously could not inspect the factory and laboratory where the drug was allegedly produced, in Seeduwa, as the owner of the factory could not open its doors.

Loss of Memory :

A team consisting of officials from the Health Ministry, the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had gone to carry out the inspection yesterday. They had gone there along with Sudath Janaka Fernando, the owner of this company, who is currently in remand. The factory, which is now sealed is operated through an electrical system but it had been switched off. When the CID officials asked the owner of the factory to activate the system he had stated that he does not remember now how to operate the electrical system.

Since there is valuable equipment inside as well as the fact that the evidence may be damaged, the CID officers had not taken steps to activate the electrical system on their own.




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