Dec 29, 2020

5 who consumed 'Dhammika Peniya' gets Covid-19 - GMOA

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) says it has been confirmed that five persons who had taken the infamous syrup by Dhammika Bandara in Kegalle, have contracted Covid-19.

The victims, who are residents of Warakapola and Kegalle, include a 5-year old girl and her mother, says the GMOA's Dr. Haritha Aluthge.

Noting that the patients have confessed to taking the syrup, Dr. Aluthge said that they have been directed to Covid-19 treatment centres.

The GMOA urges the public not to endanger their lives by going in pursuit of such things while disregarding health regulations.

Dhammika says his syrup was mixed with Ritigala Syrup

Meanwhile, Bandara has made a statement on Facebook, saying that persons infected had also consumed another remedy known as the “Ritigala Syrup”.

He points out that effectiveness of his syrup was diluted due to Ritigala Syrup.

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