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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a non governmental organisation, accuses Sri Lanka’s public heath service of medical negligence. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a non governmental organisation, accuses Sri Lanka’s public heath service of medical negligence. The AHRC says the recent spate of meningitis in Sri Lanka is a case of medical negligence and systemic negligence.

At least 2 people died and 12 more were diagnosed with meningitis allegedly caused by contaminated syringes and needles distributed by the Health Ministry.

However, so far, the Health Ministry has not accepted blame for the sudden attack of meningitis but has instead ordered a new stock of syringes.

The Minister of Health, Nimal Siripala de Silva, told journalists that he is awaiting a report from the World Health Organisation to discover the cause of Meningitis, to take action.

The AHRC says the incident goes beyond medical negligence.

“This medical negligence has revealed other systemic negligence,” says AHRC.

“The necessary process of quality control in importing medicines was overlooked when custom authoritie