Health Ministry complains to Police about Body Bags letter leak

Health Ministry has complained to the Police to identify those who leaked a confidential ministry document to Social media.

Health Ministry has sought 1000 body bags from the International Committee of the Red Cross to dispose bodies. The letter which was sent confidentially had been leaked to Social media.

Additional Secretary (Medical Services) at the Ministry of Health Dr. Sunil De Alwis had sent the letter to ICRC.

Dr. Sunil De Alwis told the Daily Mirror newspaper that he had complained to the Police yesterday and an investigation had been launched identify who leaked a confidential document on social media.

He dismissed speculation that spread on social media yesterday that the body bags were sought to dispose bodies of coronavirus victims.

He said that in a pandemic situation the bodies of people even who die for other reasons must be disposed in body bags.

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