Six members of the tender board of the Anti Filariasis Campaign, including its director, are to be summoned to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) for inflicting losses to the government by importing substandard antibiotics that are dangerous for human consumption.
The Secretary to the Commission H.W. Gunadasa has noticed the officials to appear before the Commission on the 30th. The substandard antibiotics had been imported in 2014. It has been found that the antibiotics imported were harmful for patients as well as health workers.
There had been many reports of deaths due to the use of substandard antibiotics.