A six member committee has been appointed by the Ministry of Health to investigate the activities of Dr. Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Hospital. The committee is chaired by Dr. Anil Samaranayake. 51 mothers have lodged complain against the doctor.
He is currently under the custody of the CID and was revealed that he had performed nearly 8000 Caesarian surgeries. Allegations are leveled against him that he had carried out illegal sterilization on mothers during these operations.